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Subject:Re: request: terms/definitions for the glossary
From:Ted Husted (
Date:Nov 6, 2002 5:15:14 am

Following are some suggested patches for Incubator documents.



1st paragraph

+ change "aggergate" to "aggregrate"

+ (preference) change "live document" to "living document"


+ change to The <a href="">Apache Software Foundation</a>, a non- profit organization.


+ change to "The <a href="">ASF Board</a> is the legal governing body of the ASF, elected by the <a href="#Member">members</a>. The Board is defined by the <a href="#Bylaws">ASF Bylaws</a>.


+ change to "The <a href="">ASF Bylaws</a> are the core rules that govern how the Foundation and its projects may conduct business. The ASF Bylaws are a component of its legal status as a non-profit corporation. ASF projects may also publish bylaws and guidelines for the project's internal use. Of course, the official ASF Bylaws supercede any bylaw or guideline published by one of its projects. If a conflict is detected, the matter may be brought to the attention of the project's <a href="#PMC">Management Committee </a>.


+ change "entities" to "assets"

+ Add sentence: "All Contributors should have a <a href="../forms/ASF_Contributor_License_2_form.pdf">Contributor's Agreement</a> on file with the Foundation.


+ add "For more about using CVS in general, see <a href="">The CVS Book</a>.


+ add "A <a href="#contributor">contributor</a> who provides code patches or other technical services to one or more of our assets.


+ add (from Foundation Roles page) "The Apache Software Foundation Board of Directors is responsible for management and oversight of the business and affairs of the corporation. While the <a href="#Board">Board</a> retains ultimate responsibility for the foundation, it delegates decision-making authority for the technical direction of projects to the <a href="#PMC>Project Management Committees</a>.


+ change "itself" to "themself"


+ add "Officers include the <a href="#Chair">Chairman</a>, <a href="#President">President</a>, <a href="#Treasurer">Treasurer </a>, and several <a href="Vice-Presidents">Vice Presidents</a>.


+ change "seriving" to "serving"


+ Add (from Foundation page) "The most important participants are the people who use our software. The majority of our <a href="#Contributor">contributors</a> start out as users and guide their development efforts from the user's perspective. Users contribute to the Apache projects by providing feedback to developers in the the form of bug reports and feature suggestions. As well, users participate in the Apache community by helping other users on mailing lists and user support forums."

Add to body

+ <dt><strong><a name="Apache Way"></a>Apache Way</strong></dt> <dd>The shared practices of the ASF <a href="#Committer"> Committers</a> and the <a href="#Community">community</a> surrounding the ASF projects. See also <a href="theapacheway.html">the Apache Way</a> document</dd>

+ <dt><strong><a name="patch"></a>patch</strong></dt> <dd>Output of a unified "diff -u oldfile newfile" CVS command</dd>



About Apache, second list item

+ change link "" to ""


+ add ""


+ change "Mission" to "Jakarta Mission"

+ swap list items so ASF message comes first

+ add XML Mission <>

Add new section "First principles"

The core beliefs of the Apache Way have been summarized into six principles:

<ul> <li> collaborative software development </li> <li> commercial-friendly standard license </li> <li> consistently high quality software </li> <li> respectful, honest, technical-based interaction </li> <li> faithful implementation of standards </li> <li> security as a mandatory feature </li> </ul>