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From Ted Dunning <ted.dunn...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache Argus Proposal
Date Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:15:57 GMT
On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 1:20 AM, Chris Douglas <cdouglas@apache.org> wrote:

> > So, I am fond of Henry's hope that the project will solicit a more
> diversified
> > set of mentors and initial committers.
>
> The committer and PPMC list should be honest. If there is no
> diversity, that fact must be visible for it to be tracked.
>
> Initial committers are a dodge that demonstrates nothing about the
> project's willingness to not only accept, but attract new ideas. The
> viability of an OSS project is not inaccurately *defined* as its
> ability to compete for that attention. Demanding pro forma adherence
> to heuristics is a harmful lesson to podlings, unless the goal is to
> teach them to evade accountability. -C


+1 to this.

Sham committers are more of a pain than lack of diversity, as much as I
dislike sock-puppet projects.

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