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Discuss director thoughts on when & how the ASF should take public

11 Sep 2010

 positions on advocacy items (patents, licenses, whatever)

 Once Apache takes an extreme public position, it's very difficult to
 change as time goes on. Apache as an organization doesn't generally
 advocate for specific behavior with regard to software development,
 but does exhibit a well-organized and well-justified model for this
 behavior.

 With regard to policy statements, e.g. on software patents, patent
 lawsuits, licenses; where there is board consensus on important issues
 it is appropriate to take public advocacy positions. The board does
 not see any such issues at present.

 With regard to defense of Apache policies and practices, the board
 will actively defend Apache policies and practices, and the people who
 implement them.