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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: Graduation: how do we check "three or more independent committers" ?
Date Wed, 17 Oct 2007 02:59:14 GMT

On Oct 16, 2007, at 7:12 PM, Matt Hogstrom wrote:

> Here is a quick initial definition.  I believe that it is the  
> committer's responsibility to properly state their affiliation.   
> For instance, if a committer contributed to a project and it was  
> approved by their employer (company A)  but not actually part of  
> their immediate duties I wouldn't necessarily expect them to have  
> to say I am affiliated with Company A and they might identify  
> themselves as independent.  An underpinning of this definition is  
> trust.
> Affiliation:  For purposes of identifying a community's diversity  
> and independence it is useful to identify a committer's  
> afiliation.  It is useful to disclose to the community if a  
> committer is working on a project as part of their primary job  
> responsibility.  This can be loosely defined to mean paid to work  
> on a project more than 4-hours a day.  This affiliation can be used  
> to identify a project that would be in jeopardy should an  
> organization that is supporting developers should those developers  
> time be redirected to unrelated efforts.

I like this definition. It includes the concept that affiliation is  

> On Oct 16, 2007, at 8:21 PM, Craig L Russell wrote:
>> I do think it would be good to clarify the meaning of  
>> affiliations, and make it more flexible.
>> This topic has been kicked around for a while. Is there some  
>> consensus that affiliation is project-specific, such that a  
>> committer can be independent on project A while working on another  
>> project B  as their "day job"?

Craig Russell
Architect, Sun Java Enterprise System
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P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

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