I’m all for honoring contributions to the language/ecosystem/community. 
Given our logo, „Groovy Star“ comes to mind :-)

Cheers
Dierk

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> Am 13.02.2018 um 12:29 schrieb Paolo Di Tommaso <paolo.ditomm...@gmail.com>:
> 
> It sound a nice idea also to promote the visibility of the groovy community. 
> 
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> p
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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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