+1 for the proposal and +1 for "Groovy Stars"

On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 1:54 PM, Paul King <pa...@asert.com.au> wrote:

> I don't mind "Groovy Stars" as a name!
>
> Of course it begs the question "Star trek" or "Star Wars" - the long
> journey
> of programming language design vs the language wars! :-)
>
>
> On Tue, Feb 13, 2018 at 9:46 PM, Dierk König <dierk.koe...@canoo.com>
> wrote:
>
>> I’m all for honoring contributions to the language/ecosystem/community.
>> Given our logo, „Groovy Star“ comes to mind :-)
>>
>> Cheers
>> Dierk
>>
>> sent from:mobile
>>
>> 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.
>>
>>
>> p
>>
>> 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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>>>>
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