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From "Roy T. Fielding" <>
Subject Re: ajax proposal?
Date Thu, 19 Jan 2006 22:29:03 GMT
On Jan 19, 2006, at 12:18 AM, Raphaël Luta wrote:

> Le 19 janv. 06 à 03:03, Noel J. Bergman a écrit :
>> Raphaël Luta wrote:
>>>> What specific concerns do you have with this community and this
>> codebase?
>>> - the mentor for this project is salaried by the project sponsor !
>> To date, we have said that an ASF Member is an individual, not an  
>> employeee.
>> Mind you, we're also discussing that a project SHOULD have  
>> multiple Mentors.
> But do you really feel comfortable when the main point of oversight  
> for the ASF in
> an incubated project is in the pay of the project sponsor and quite  
> possibly
> internally reporting to one of the project committer ?
> The potential for conflict is huge and I would personnally hate to  
> be in such
> an awkward position.

I am in that position for Jackrabbit.  It hasn't been a problem for me,
but it was one of the reasons that I made sure we had several other
ASF members involved as well.

BTW, the "main point of oversight" is the PPMC as a whole, not the  
It is relatively easy to see when that isn't happening.  In any case,
that is why we call them incubating projects.

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