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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: Graduation: how do we check "three or more independent committers" ?
Date Wed, 17 Oct 2007 13:16:57 GMT
IMO, the need for "Independent committers" is based on the
following wants and needs:

   1. Reduce the influence that any single entity has over
      the codebase and/or its direction.

   2. Reduce the risk that, if a single entity suddenly drops
      its "support" for a codebase, that development does not
      immediately whither away and die.

   3. Provide some sort of assurance that the committers are
      personally invested in the codebase, independent of their

   4. The health of a community is proportional to its diversity.

   5. Reduce the risk associated when corporate drivers do not
      align with community drivers (corporate entity wants A
      but community wants B).

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