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From Deepal jayasinghe <deep...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Usergrid BaaS Stack for Apache Incubator
Date Wed, 25 Sep 2013 06:16:30 GMT
A true open source contributor does not have a CEO, and takes the
personal judgements not what CEO or someone asked you to do.

Deepal
> I was actually looking forward to contributing for this project where ever
> possible but I think people have misunderstood our intentions. As requested
> by my CEO, I would like to withdraw my committer request.
>
>
> On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 7:36 AM, Dulitha Wijewantha <dulithaz@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> +1 for the Dave Fisher's example. I believe most of the people have
>> misunderstood our intentions. We were offering to help the project to grow
>> and graduate faster. I am withdrawing my committer request as our CEO asked
>> too. But honestly speaking - if you guys are *scared* of the *community*
>> and what the *community* is - I don't believe you shouldn't mention the
>> below words in the proposal -
>>
>> *Although we are aware of the strength of the Apache brand, we are
>> primarily
>> *
>> *interested in the transforming power of the Apache Way to help guide*
>> *Usergrid towards a more diversified and meritocratic community*
>>
>>
>> In my humble opinion - the above line should not be a part of the proposal
>> since the Apache way has always been to gather a community around the
>> proposal who have shown interest towards the idea.
>>
>> Cheers
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 5:50 AM, Dave Fisher <dave2wave@comcast.net>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> On Sep 24, 2013, at 3:19 PM, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
>>>
>>>> On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 10:23 PM, Alex Karasulu <akarasulu@apache.org>
>>> wrote:
>>>>> ...So fill the bus with anybody who volunteers? That does not sound
>>>>> meritocratic....
>>>> It's been like that for a while in the Incubator, people who sign up
>>>> as initial committers for a podling usually don't have to demonstrate
>>>> any merit.
>>>>
>>>> When the time comes to graduate the podling, it's perfectly fine to
>>>> ask it to prune its list of committers and PMC members in order to
>>>> keep only people who have demonstrated their committment during
>>>> incubation.
>>> When OpenOffice.org was brought to the Incubator there was open
>>> enrollment. There were over 70 Initial Committers. I had no experience
>> with
>>> OpenOffice. I did have an understanding of the ASF. I could help and I
>> did.
>>> It was tough to have such a large list many were OpenOffice.org people
>> who
>>> never really adapted to the ASF. We had all these people on the PPMC.
>> When
>>> graduation time came we managed to reduce the PMC to 25. We left the
>>> Initial Committers connected. It hasn't really been a problem.
>>>
>>> My point is that without the Initial Committer free for all I think that
>>> AOO would not be as successful as now.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Dave
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>>
>> --
>> *Dulitha R. Wijewantha** Software Engineer*
>> Tel: 94112793140 | Mobile: 94112793140
>> dulithaz@gmail.com | http://dulithawijewantha.com
>>
>
>


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