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From Bertrand Delacretaz <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Apache Click graduation
Date Tue, 28 Apr 2009 20:27:39 GMT
On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 8:56 PM, Thomas Anderson <> wrote:
> What's wrong with a dictator for life?  Larry Wall is the dictator for
> life for Perl but that doesn't mean that Perl isn't a meritocracy...

We aim for high bus factors at Apache, dictator goes against that.

> ...Besides, what qualifies as "dictator for life" behavior, anyway?  If
> all the contributors to a project are Sun employees, wouldn't Sun be
> essentially a dictator for life?  And even if Sun doesn't engage in
> "dictator for life" behavior, what about Oracle, who bought Sun?...

Sure - that's why we require committers from at least three
independent commercial entities for graduation, and projects are
supposed to watch this "rule" over their lifetime as well.


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