[openstack-dev] Diversity as a requirement for incubation
everett.toews at RACKSPACE.COM
Sat Dec 21 22:07:28 UTC 2013
On Dec 18, 2013, at 4:40 AM, Thierry Carrez wrote:
> I guess there are 3 options:
> 1. Require diversity for incubation, but find ways to bless or recommend
> projects pre-incubation so that this diversity can actually be achieved
> 2. Do not require diversity for incubation, but require it for
> graduation, and remove projects from incubation if they fail to attract
> a diverse community
> 3. Do not require diversity at incubation time, but at least judge the
> interest of other companies: are they signed up to join in the future ?
> Be ready to drop the project from incubation if that was a fake support
> and the project fails to attract a diverse community
+1 to 2/3
As a point of interest, the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) takes diversity very seriously. See Creating an Open and Diverse community 
"A major criterion for graduation is to have developed an open and diverse meritocratic community."
I've been through the ASF incubation and subsequent graduation process so 2/3 make perfect sense to me. I'm not sure if there's any practical difference between the two as they're written.
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