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From Dulitha Wijewantha <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Usergrid BaaS Stack for Apache Incubator
Date Wed, 25 Sep 2013 02:06:18 GMT
+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.


On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 5:50 AM, Dave Fisher <> wrote:

> On Sep 24, 2013, at 3:19 PM, Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 10:23 PM, Alex Karasulu <>
> 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 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 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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