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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Tashi
Date Thu, 24 Jul 2008 16:30:19 GMT
Michael Stroucken wrote:
> I have not been assigned to any part of this project as an employee of the university,
and I am participating out of personal interest. I believe the project can improve services
not just at our data centers, but at data centers in general.
> [...]
> Finally, as for the organisational vs. individual aspect, the project has large organisations
behind it which provide an environment of communication and cooperation that would be difficult
to replicate if we were just a few people at non-related and non-cooperating sites. I am aware
that our responsibility towards an Apache project is as individuals, but I hope we can convince
you that our corporate backing will be beneficial for the project.

Michael, thanks for your clarifications, and I'm glad to see you are 
personally interested and invested in the launch of this podling.  Yes, it's
obvious that in this class of projects, an infrastructure larger than the
ASF would consider is going to be required simply to test an implementation.
Such projects won't survive without interested parties beyond individuals.

Such organizations are valued by the ASF.  They simply don't 'run' projects.
Even where their employees/staff/contractors actually do.  Committers are
never companies, but the individuals like yourself who are recognized for
their code or doc contributions, so stating "an individual from Company X"
is an immediate clue that the project might be off track.

I'm glad it's on track, thanks again!


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