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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: incorrect terminology: lead developers
Date Wed, 12 Aug 2009 01:24:58 GMT
Leo Simons wrote:
> Greg Brown wrote:
> >
> > If I can attempt to summarize, there is a difference between the *concept*
> > of a leader and the *title* of a leader here at ASF (please correct me if I
> > am wrong).
> Correct! You missed the rationale in the summary, though :-)
> * There is a goal that leadership comes from multiple people (and also
> not from people at a single company, and only as allowed by the
> community, and ...).
> * There is a goal that who lead can change over time.
> * There is a goal that it is easy for new people to feel included and
> get involved.
> * There is quite a bit more emphasis on
> leadership-that-is-not-software-development at the ASF and especially
> during incubation.
> And such and so forth. The terminology (not) in use tends to help just
> a little bit to work towards those goals.
> ...just a little bit, though, most of it is still up to you! :)

Thanks for the board report changes Greg. Avoiding the use
of the term in those cases seems to work well.

Of course "lead by example" is certainly welcomed.


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