Hi guys,

I just wanted to take the opportunity to ask you what's keeping you from 
participating in any discussions here on the list and on contributing anything 

Apache Flex currently has the 10th largest committer base in the ASF, but 
currently it feels like there is only 4-5 people still active on this project. 
Having this in-diversity in discussions is starting to get more and more 
tiresome as I almost know the responses which are going to come if I post 
something. I think most of the time I could start writing the reply for the 
expected response right away so I don't have to do it later.

Are we doing something wrong?

What's keeping all of you stay silent?

Is is:

- lack of interest?

- lack of time?

- that you think this is too much rocket-science? / It's too complicated to 

- a consumer attitude that you just want to know what others are doing for you?

Apache is all about community, but for me this doesn't feel much like a 
community anymore. Sometimes I think we could rename dev@flex.apache.org to 
a...@flex.apache.org as he is definitely the most active poster. Discussing 
stuff with the project sort of feels more and more like "If I want to change 
something, I'll take it to the list and discuss it with Alex first". It 
shouldn't be that way.

Is is just us 4-5 people and we simply have to live with it, or can we do 
anything to get you guys back on board?

For the last more-than-a-year I have been working exclusively on trying to 
lower the complexity to contribute in order to get more people on board. It 
seems that effort was a waste of time. Please prove me wrong.

@Alex: I would like to kindly ask you to please refrain from responding right 
away and let at least a hand full of others respond first. I would like to see 
if this eventually prevents the "someone else is taking care of it for me" 


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