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From Sanjiva Weerawarana <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Usergrid BaaS Stack for Apache Incubator
Date Tue, 24 Sep 2013 21:33:20 GMT
On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 2:45 AM, Alex Karasulu <> wrote:

> However, when the CEO of a company adamantly volunteers to mentor a
> perspective podling, and within 36 hours a few of his employees also
> volunteer, then people start thinking things. And this is very natural. I'm
> not saying they're founded or not founded. I'm saying, the probabilities
> have a suggestive quality, hinting that there may be some back channel
> coordination activities at play. Such activities are often considered not
> very sincere.

Alex, yes we discussed inside WSO2 that being part of Usergrid would be a
good thing for us because we plan to build a product that uses that
codebase. As part of that decision we decided that some of our engineers
will join the project at this stage. Is there *anything* wrong with that?

Exactly what other things are you thinking of when you say "people start
thinking things"?

If Usergrid becomes an ASF project we don't even need to contribute *AT
ALL* - we can just take the stuff and use it and ship it and sell and make
money and party on. Welcome to the ASF and to the Apache license. Wouldn't
you really rather have us investing time and money into it too?

And w.r.t. mentoring - I'm a member and I have a right to offer to mentor.
You could've replied and accepted or said no thanks for reason XYZ. You did

Sanjiva Weerawarana, Ph.D.
Founder, Chairman & CEO; WSO2, Inc.;
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