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From Andrew Wetmore <andr...@apache.org>
Subject Proposing edits to Incubator web pages
Date Thu, 17 Dec 2020 14:46:52 GMT
Hi, all:

Over the next few days you will see a number of pull requests covering
edits I am proposing to the texts of Incubator web pages. This is part of a
project I have been working on for several months to do a little tidy-up of
the texts of all Apache pages.

As I work through the pages, I am trying to keep in mind how someone new to
Apache and even to open-source work, and for whom English is not the first
or an easy language, would engage with the texts. Using that lens, I often
try to move sentences from passive voice, which tends to conceal who is to
do what, to active voice. Passive voice is a valid and respectable form of
English, but it can cause comprehension problems.

I am happy to discuss any proposed edits.

Andrew

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Andrew Wetmore
Technical Writer-Editor
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*Apache Software Foundation*
andreww@apache.org

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