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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Incubator structure (was Re: Vote on personal matters: majority vote vs consensus)
Date Wed, 03 Apr 2013 14:25:54 GMT
On 3 April 2013 14:41, ant elder <> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 2:12 PM, Noah Slater <> wrote:
> > Thanks for the clarification, Ant. Is the documentation ignored?
> Whenever I
> > look through it, it seems like the problem is that it is incomplete and
> > confusing. It's hardly a wonder people disagree. ;) (This is just a bit
> of
> > rhetoric. I hardly mean to imply the documentation is responsible for the
> > whole problem...)
> >
> >
> Yep I don't know that "ignored" is the best word, and i agree the doc can
> be incomplete and confusing. For another example take the minimum
> graduation requirements documented on the policy page:
> "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)"
> - http://incubator.apache
> .org/incubation/Incubation_Policy.html#Graduating+from+the+Incubator

Great example - it's reasonably clear but incorrect (as well as being
imprecise as you illustrate). We don't require a minimum of 3 independent
committers. We require a community that doesn't exclude anyone.

I don't have the time to look it up but there was quite some discussion
about this point some time ago. I seem to remember the IPMC agreeing the
docs need to be updated.


Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
Programme Leader (Open Development)

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