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From "Juan Pan" <>
Subject Re: "Fork Me" on GitHub (was [DISCUSS] Graduate Apache ShardingSphere (incubating) as a TLP)
Date Thu, 02 Apr 2020 03:53:38 GMT
Hi Bertrand,

That sounds a better way to promote the community aligning with Apache rules. Thanks.  :-)


 Juan Pan (Trista)
Senior DBA & PPMC of Apache ShardingSphere(Incubating)

On 03/31/2020 16:20,Bertrand Delacretaz<> wrote:
On Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 10:27 AM Harbs <> wrote:
...The compromise which seemed acceptable to most in that thread seems to be to remove “GitHub”
from the link...

On Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 3:46 PM John D. Ament <> wrote:
...The problem is that "fork" means two different things, and that some
members seem to be interpreting fork in the sense of a project level fork...

Considering this and the Board discussion mentioned in this thread I
think changing the language would work, and also using a nofollow
attribute on the link to GitHub.

I suggest:
a) Changing the language of such banners to "Pull Requests Welcome"
(because "forking" can be misunderstood and due to our fierce
corporate independence principle)
b) Asking our projects to add a "rel=nofollow" attribute on the link to GitHub
c) Asking our projects to make sure the README of their repositories
points to their URL

I think this information belongs to as that's where projects
find the ASF requirements for their websites - this one is not
strictly about branding but it's good to have all this info in one

If we agree on this I suggest that we propose a patch for that page to


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