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From Roman Shaposhnik <ro...@shaposhnik.org>
Subject Re: Clear expectations
Date Mon, 12 Jan 2015 01:57:53 GMT
On Sun, Jan 11, 2015 at 4:45 PM, Marvin Humphrey <marvin@rectangular.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 10, 2015 at 12:41 PM, Jim Jagielski <jim@jagunet.com> wrote:
>
>> Considering that both detailed answers as well and more "philosophical"
>> answers don't satisfy, I am at a loss to what approach to try next.
>
> The Board should endorse a document establishing what Apache expects of
> its projects.
>
> This document must be as short as possible -- ideally no more than a
> single screenful.  It should link to definitive resources rather than
> introduce competing language, and it should only codify existing
> requirements, not add new ones.  Modification should require prior
> approval by a curating entity.
>
> The resources that this document will need to reference (release, legal
> voting, infra, security, etc) have varying levels of maturity.  Separate
> efforts to codify satellite resources are important, since those often
> have amorphous boundaries themselves -- but that does not block the
> establishment of a root document.
>
> Shane Curcuru has submitted a first draft.  It needs significant
> refinement, but I believe that it is conceptually sound.
>
>     https://www.apache.org/dev/project-requirements
>
> Development discussions for this document should take place in a public
> forum -- probably dev@community.
>
> Eventual Board endorsement of this document as an authoritative resource
> is essential.  That's what allows those who consult it to have confidence
> that they can know everything Apache requires without having to search
> through every last web page and email archive.

Huge +1 (especially in the poddlings context)

Thanks,
Roman.

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