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From Steven Noels <>
Subject Re: ASF member role - accountable to whom
Date Sun, 21 Sep 2003 06:13:45 GMT
Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:
> Steven Noels wrote:
>>I just want to say that this requirement of sponsors which should be 
>>members was totally unclear to me when I started talking and working 
>>with the BEA peeps (Cliff Schmidt). So even if this was meant to be by 
>>design, it wasn't very obvious from the information available at the time.
>>Ted took over my role at some point in time, something which I greatly 
>>appreciated. Still, if I would have known this before, I might have been 
>>looking for a sponsor sooner.
> perfectly understandable, since it isn't official policy yet.  there
> *isn't* an official policy at the moment.

... which could hardly qualify things as being "by design". I lack time 
currently to work constructively with the Incubator PMC, but it's this 
feeling which - I assume - annoys people: rules haven't been designed - 
there invented along the way, and not through a community process.

Steven Noels                  
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