I'm definitely +1

It is always important to recognize and encourage the ones making a
difference to the community.

On Tue, 13 Feb 2018 at 11:32 Schalk Cronjé <ysb...@gmail.com> wrote:

>
> That's a +1 from me for the concep.
>
>
> On 13/02/2018 10:58, Paul King wrote:
> >
> > Hi everyone,
> >
> > A few of us have had various discussions (in fact over many years)
> > about having a recognition scheme similar to Java Champions,
> > perhaps called "Groovy Champions" or "Apache Groovy Champions"
> > or something else entirely if we think of a better name.
> >
> > I think the idea has always been to recognize contribution within the
> > whole Groovy ecosystem not just the Apache Groovy project. The many
> > tens of projects within the ecosystem are often where many ideas come
> > from for the project's future evolution and also where future
> contributors
> > may arise. And in any case, Groovy has always been about making
> > coding productive and fun and we should celebrate that widely!
> >
> > There are various questions to ask like should such a scheme
> > be formally coordinated by the project/by Apache or should it be run as a
> > community-driven unsanctioned activity and if so what guidelines should
> > be in place. Also, there are many details like how will the scheme
> > operate?
> > How are new members elected? Is it a lifetime recognition or is there
> > an "emeritus" status? And so forth. Java Champions vote themselves
> > on new champions and the recognition has a lifetime status for instance.
> > if we progress this idea, we'd need to make that all clear but that isn't
> > the purpose of this email - we need to first decide if we like the idea.
> >
> > Even if we like the idea, there are still some hurdles to step through.
> > We've already sought some informal feedback from other parts of
> > Apache and other projects within the Groovy Ecosystem and we'll
> > likely need further discussions. We want something that embraces
> > the whole community but fits in with Apache project governance
> > around trademarks/branding.
> >
> > So, the first question is: are we as a project in favor of such a scheme?
> >
> > Cheers, Paul.
>
>
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