This is amazing.  I agree with Craig on something almost completely.

Craig McClanahan wrote:
On 5/30/07, Henri Yandell <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
On 5/30/07, Ted Husted <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On 5/26/07, Henri Yandell <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Ack in terms of driving a community away because it is unable to meet
> > our arbitrary criteria.
> That sort of thinking just seems so Borg to me. It's another way of
> saying that a software product only has value if its hosted by the
> ASF.
> If a subproject, or even a project, is down to one or two committers,
> and those committers can't find a third, and don't want to apply to
> the Commons or declare the product dormant, then setting up shop on
> GoogleCode is an excellent alternative. I've done the same myself, and
> it's not the least bit painful. In many ways, it's joyful.

Which Apache projects have you moved to GoogleCode and found it a
joyful experience? ie) I presume you mean starting a project there
rather than moving a community from the ASF.

I suspect you are missing the point that *I* at least think Ted is
making ... doing open source outside of Apache is fun, if you like
doing open source.  Doing open source inside Apache is a pain ... even
if you like doing open source, and even if you are an insider and know
all the loopholes.

My distaste for driving people to an open source repository is not
because of the repositories, but because our rules have driven them

> It might even be healthy if more ASF committers were involved with
> other hosts. The ASF may be a cult, but it should not also be a fetish
> :)

Other communities, not 'host's. ie) You won't learn much from, or other than whether you love or hate
the infrastructure. I bet a lot of us are involved with other

You're right that it's more community oriented than host oriented
(because it is about the process, not the technology).  You are wrong
if you believe that "the Apache Way" (if there is such a singular
thing, which I would dispute based on seven years of evidence to the
contrary) makes things easier rather than harder.  Yes, there are some
benefits of the "Apache" brand, but it is an open question whether
they are worth the costs.

For myself, I have lots of ideas to do future open source projects,
and (at the moment) zero plans to do them here at Apache.  The
emotional and procedural and cultural costs are too high to compensate
for the branding benefits.



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