Mission Statement for the Adoption Group for OpenJDK

Mani Sarkar sadhak001 at gmail.com
Tue Feb 11 10:34:30 PST 2014

Hi all,

My views about this discussion on mission statement are that it should
attract and motivate if not help drive people towards achieving the mission
(end-goal). So more friendly to the eyes and understandable to the mind,
and also snappy to the memory would also be good. At the end of the day we
would be performing our tasks keeping it in mind.

I'm more inclined to Steve's compact version, but definitely want to strike
a good balance between that version and the one Daniel suggested. It should
answer questions like why am I joining, who is/are benefiting, what and how
am I contributing and how am I benefiting?


On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 6:25 PM, Daniel Bryant
<daniel.bryant at tai-dev.co.uk>wrote:

> Hi all,
> I know Martijn's been very busy with his house move, and so I'm not going
> to hassle him, but has any one else had time to look at the proposed
> mission statements? :-)
> Feel free to offer your 2 cents/pence, or make suggestions :-)
> Best wishes,
> Daniel
> On 07/02/2014 10:05, Daniel Bryant wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>> "Champion increased  community involvement in the development, adoption
>>> and evangelism of OpenJDK projects"
>> I like it Steve, and you make a good point about the initial statement
>> perhaps being to narrow in focus, but I think this one may be too generic,
>> and perhaps lacks a quantifiable element. How about a hybrid of the two
>> proposals?
>> "Adopt OpenJDK's mission is to increase community involvement in the
>> development, adoption and evangelism of OpenJDK projects, with the ultimate
>> goals of increasing the amount and quality of community contributions in a
>> scalable manner, and to promote the wide-spread exploration and use of
>> these projects."
>> I believe Martijn's first attempt came out of the FOSDEM meeting
>> discussion, as the underlying theme in the statement was the primary focus
>> of discussions. I still like this statement, and believe it would be a good
>> 'strategy' piece in our charter.
>> Best wishes,
>> Daniel
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