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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Incubator proposal template
Date Sat, 29 May 2010 21:33:47 GMT
On 29/05/2010 13:55, Tim Williams wrote:
> I wonder why the proposal template doesn't explicitly ask the
> proposers about their belief in the Apache Way?

When I'm reviewing proposals I am looking for this in the proposal as a 
whole. There are plenty of places where this shows through, e.g:

Explains why this project needs to exist and why should it be adopted by 
Apache. This is the right place for discursive material.

... This is the right place to demonstrate that this process is 
understood by the proposers. ...

Candidates should start with a community and have the potential to grow 
and renew this community by attracting new users and developers. Explain 
how the proposal fits this vision.

Describe why Apache is a good match for the proposal.

A Excessive Fascination with the Apache Brand
Concerns have been raised in the past that some projects appear to have 
been proposed just to generate positive publicity for the proposers. 
This is the right place to convince everyone that is not the case.


> It asks about
> fascination with the Apache Brand and touch on it a bit in the
> Alignment section.  But being that one could easily be fascinated by a
> brand from the outside even while not agreeing with their internal
> philosophies/methodologies (e.g. Apple), I wonder why we wouldn't want
> some explicit discussion of this.  Since the Apache Way is a bit of an
> amorphous thing, the section wouldn't really be a litmus test so much
> as a way to ensure that they've fully considered the implications of
> being a part of Apache.  Just curious...
> Thanks,
> --tim
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