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From Josh Wills <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Crunch to join the Apache Incubator
Date Wed, 23 May 2012 21:03:06 GMT
On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 1:15 PM, Marvin Humphrey <> wrote:
> On Wed, May 23, 2012 at 11:35 AM, Josh Wills <> wrote:
>> That said, the team did feel strongly about keeping the initial committers
>> to people who had already added major pieces of functionality to Crunch
> Speaking as a former benevolent dictator...

I don't imagine that any of the other committers consider me benevolent. ;-)

> When you bring a project to Apache, you have to accept that the project may
> someday go in a direction that you don't want to go.  That's the price for
> giving other people a true stake in governance.
> Console yourself with the thought that if an active community takes the
> project and runs with it -- in any direction -- the project has succeeded.

I feel this wholeheartedly. The decision to take Crunch to the
Incubator was based on the fact that some of the most important
contributions to the project this year did not come from someone at
Cloudera, and that Robert, Gabriel, and Chris had contributed so much
that they had just as much right to decide the future direction of the
project as I did. There is nothing I admire more about the ASF than
its commitment to meritocracy.

> Marvin Humphrey
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