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From "Matthieu Riou" <matth...@offthelip.org>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Community diversity (again)
Date Thu, 27 Mar 2008 01:02:52 GMT
On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 5:03 PM, Robert Greig <robert.j.greig@gmail.com>
wrote:

> I think this is an important topic for future incubator project groups
> to have clarified.
>
> > "The project is not highly dependent on any single contributor (there
> are at
> > least 3 legally independent committers and there is no single company or
> > entity that is vital to the success of the project)"
>
> Perhaps the word "legally" needs to be removed since from the Qpid
> discussion it would appear that several people do not think a strict
> legal interpretation should apply?
>
> However, given that the intent (as I understand it) is to avoid the
> case where a project dies because one entity withdraws funding,
> perhaps some definition along the lines of "for people who are paid to
> contribute to the project, no single entity remunerates more than 50%
> of the committers"?
>

The thing is, for both for Qpid and Tuscany, there *were* 3 independent
committers. And in the case of Qpid, I believe the "no single entity
remunerates more than 50% committers" would have worked as well.

Matthieu


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