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From "Danny Angus" <da...@apache.org>
Subject RE: Code change the Apache way
Date Fri, 25 Oct 2002 12:24:46 GMT
> I hate to say this but I total  disagree concerning the PMC.  

I'm sorry about that, I do continue to feel that if we can't sort out our own code-related
arguments then we are failing as a community.
However the rest of your comments, about making the PMC work for us, I do agree with. I'm
not saying we should not use our recourse to the PMC, otherwise from our POV what would they
be there for? 

I really 
> think that there is a *major* fobia concerning project to PMC 
> interaction.  Projects like James and Avalon and I'm sure other should 
> be making PMC members work their buts off for and on behalf of the 
> projects they are representing.  IOf they don't have the bandwith then 
> the need to expand capacity - look at Jakarta today - it does not have 
> the bandwith to handle everything - which means that there is a 
> potential that they are not representing you.  Due to that flack on the 
> reorg list concerning licensing I'm currently working with the PMC to 
> come up with a license solution with will take a lot of icky stuff out 
> of the code that I have committed (icky from a legal point of view). 
>  The actions of the PMC have a potential to make the work I'm doing much 
> easier - engage more comitters in content I'm directly involved within. 
>  I've been stuffing around with getting solutiuon "by myself" for 9 
> months - then I went to thr PMC - winthin 48 hours we have a couple of 
> people who have the necessary contacts to make things happen jumped up 
> and voluteer to help.  The board jumped in with opinions wich provide me 
> sufficient guidance so that I know what to do to conform with the 
> "Apache Way".
> Working with your PMC is a positive thing.
> Making your PMC work for you is even better.
> :-D
> Cheers, Steve.
> >
> >All of the above helps to reduce the possibility of code 
> yo-yo-ing between two competing designs.
> >
> >d.
> >
> >
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