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From "Ted Husted" <>
Subject Re: Top Reason to join the ASF (or not)
Date Mon, 13 Nov 2006 12:49:03 GMT
On 11/13/06, Eelco Hillenius <> wrote:
> What triggered me to write a response earlier in the first place
> however, was the negative vibe that pulsated from the message. Does
> Apache have grave problems finding enough volunteers? Is it felt too
> many projects incubated without trying to contribute to the 'greater
> cause'?

IMHO, yes.

> Or is it a matter of new incubators not being humble enough
> when expressing their views?


> I guess you *could* stress more that joining ASF is not a free lunch.


> However, rather than this atmosphere of deterrence that can be seen in
> this email and others, why not try to get a more positive message
> across? 'Hey, great you want to join this fabulous club, let us make
> the best of it, looking forward to working together with you blah
> blah'.

If they want to join because they want to help fulfill the ASF's
mission, then sure. But it is not our goal to have more projects for
the sake of having more projects.


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