It sound a nice idea also to promote the visibility of the groovy
community.


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On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 12:18 PM, Søren Berg Glasius <soe...@glasius.dk>
wrote:

> 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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