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From sebb <>
Subject Re: FW: (qpid) Diversity
Date Wed, 05 Mar 2008 20:00:26 GMT
On 05/03/2008, Roland Weber <> wrote:
> Marnie McCormack wrote:
>  > All,
>  >
>  > Several of our project (Qpid) memebers are legally in a difficult position
>  > disclosing their employer in Apache world.
> Does that mean they are contributing in their private time rather
>  than as part of their jobs? If so, they should be considered as
>  independents. If contributing to the project is part of their job
>  responsibilities, they should be required to disclose the employer.

If the actual employers cannot be disclosed, perhaps it would be
possible to list the different companies anonymously?

Company 1 employs Adrian, Barbara, Cedric
Company 2 employs Peter, Quentin, Rick

This might help with determining diversity.

>  > They have signed a legal
>  > document, in order to be allowed to contribute to Apache, and thus this is
>  > not a simple preference issue.
> My own employer's requirements are something like "must not create
>  the impression to act on behalf of the employer". It doesn't say
>  "is not allowed to disclose the employer". A statement like
>  "independent contributor, working for XXX in the day job"
>  would satisfy that.
>  If it's just one or two of that category, I wouldn't care about
>  the employer at all. But previous postings suggest that a lot of
>  people are working for the same employer, and that's something
>  that should be clarified. Maybe it's a club of spare time developers
>  that met at work and are now jointly working on Qpid?
>  cheers,
>    Roland
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