Re: "Steering committee" discussion
Stefano Maffulli <stefano.maffulli@...>
On Tue, Sep 29, 2020 at 10:43 AM Liz Rice <liz@...> wrote:
I think it's a serious mistake to de-emphasize diversity of employment among project maintainers in a consortium that is all about collaboration. I'd love to explore other venues before throwing the towel.
Maybe the problem is with the word "graduation" and the way it's portrayed as a destination, rather than one of the criteria to assess longevity and community control of the roadmap.
Pieces of the conversation from Matt and Alexis hint at a source of misinterpretation of what "graduation" means. The fact that CNCF is showing a linear progress from incubation to graduation maybe is contributing to the confusion.
On Wed, Sep 30, 2020 at 4:27 AM alexis richardson <alexis@...> wrote:
CNCF Incubation tests for production use and technical DD. It has a
Sustainability, governance and production use are correlated but quite independent variables. IIRC the Eclipse and Apache Foundation played have experience exposing a series of indicators in a maturity model. Some adopters of software may have more tolerance than others for things like "employment diversity of maintainers".
How about rethinking the flow from incubation to graduation not as a ladder but rather as criteria for a decision-support matrix?