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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: TL;DR
Date Sat, 04 Feb 2012 17:55:32 GMT

On Feb 3, 2012, at 10:11 PM, Scott Wilson wrote:

> On 3 Feb 2012, at 23:17, Benson Margulies wrote:
>> A number of people are asking for the incubator PMC to take a deep
>> breath and allow room to digest and contemplate the various issues
>> that have led to a bumper crop of email. These are complex questions,
>> and even if we could avoid intemperate exchanges, there is still going
>> to be a lot to read and think about.
> +1
> I'm a committer on 3 incubator projects, so I have quite a lot of ASF-related email already.
I don't understand most of the points being discussed on the general list as I don't really
have time to read and make sense of it all.
> The incubator doesn't feel particularly broken and in need of fixing at my level of engagement,
so most of the tone of the conversation does little other than give me a nagging worry that
I'm missing something important that might affect the projects I work on. 
> I expect many more on this list will just filter these discussions out and trust everyone
concerned to do whats sensible.
> So, slow down please, there's no need to rush.

+1. Please consider the movement of least change and impact on all podlings. Wild proposals
like changing all urls from "" to "" are only going
to cause confusion and difficulties in the various communities. Yes, I know we can build in
redirection, but to many the name will be a distinction without a difference.

>> One way to make the load lighter is to try to make one decision at a
>> time. Entirely selfishly, I suggest looking at the chair election
>> first.
> +1

This discussion has surely helped me decide who I will support. I have experienced the blessing
/ curse of very verbose individuals on MLs. These people dominant by verbiage.


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