Mission Statement for the Adoption Group for OpenJDK
martijnverburg at gmail.com
Thu Feb 6 14:08:43 PST 2014
I see your point and I think with Daniel's observation we can kill two
birds with one stone. Have the broader Mission Statement and then set out
some guidelines and strategy which highlights that we'll strongly pursue
avenues that don't cause existing OpenJDK folks pain :-).
I need some sleep after packing up the house all day, but will think on the
statement again and list out some of the guidelines & strategy as Daniel
suggests and fire that back to this group.
More feedback is of course welcome! It's important we get this right.
On 6 February 2014 15:07, Steve Poole <SPOOLE at uk.ibm.com> wrote:
> Sorry - don't like the mission statement. It's too concise and implies
> only code contributions. The bit about "without overloading existing
> contributors" is presumptive. I understand why we need to manage the
> quality of contributions but having wording like this in the mission
> statement does not fit well with me.
> I'd rather have something more like:
> "Champion increased community involvement in the development, adoption
> and evangelism of OpenJDK projects"
> From: Daniel Bryant <daniel.bryant at tai-dev.co.uk>
> To: adoption-discuss at openjdk.java.net
> Date: 06/02/2014 13:47
> Subject: Re: Mission Statement for the Adoption Group for OpenJDK
> Sent by: adoption-discuss-bounces at openjdk.java.net
> Hi all,
> > "To effectively scale contributions to OpenJDK in a way that does not
> > overload existing OpenJDK contributors"
> Thanks Martijn - I like it. I believe the key purpose of a mission
> statement is to be direct about what should be accomplished, and this
> does statement does this very well.
> Within teams I run at work I also like to supplement the mission
> statement with strategy and/or core values, with the analogy being that
> the mission statement is your destination, the strategy is your map and
> values act as your decision-making compass. Perhaps these supporting
> statements would be a good place to be more specific about our approach?
> Best wishes,
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