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From Ted Dunning <>
Subject Re: You know what... Apache is just too complicated.
Date Tue, 19 May 2015 00:55:40 GMT

Nothing says that Apache is the right place for all projects.  It
definitely isn't.  Apache isn't even the right place for all developers.
It may not suit you.

In my own work, I contribute to some projects which are small and which
aren't important enough to have a large community.  I control some of them
myself according to my whim.  Or I am happy to cater to the whims of what
others would like.

I also contribute to much larger projects which are big and are very
important. Some of these systems underly large-scale commercial systems and
it is critical to know that the projects will survive me or any other
contributor leaving the project. It is also critical to know that all of
the licensing is done well and there won't be any surprises if these
projects are used.

>From your descriptions of your project, it sounds like it may be better in
the first category rather than the second.  The biggest clue is that the
Apache social and licensing machinery doesn't make any sense in the context
of your project.  If you needed the things that Apache offers a project,
then those rules would make massive sense.  Since they don't make sense, we
can infer you don't need them.

Projects and developers often grow and change, however, so having a taste
of Apache may be a good thing for you to keep in the back of your mind.

On Mon, May 18, 2015 at 11:35 AM, Stefan Reich <> wrote:

> Lots of rules, Americans in the background... I don't see that it works.
> Why don't we spend our time just PRODUCING SOMETHING?
> All you'd have to do is connect programmers to projects. Simple. Why all
> the rules?
> Cheers
> Stefan

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