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Minor clarification to mission statement

20 Feb 2019

 It has been proposed that we need a minor change to the Foundations
 mission statement. It is requested that the board discuss this proposal
 and make recommendations for making a change should the board agree it
 is necessary.

 The current statement is:

 "The mission of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is to provide
 software for the public good. We do this by providing services and
 support for many like-minded software project communities of
 individuals who choose to join the ASF."

 It has been observed that "join the ASF" gives the impression that there
 is some thing that one joins, like a membership organization. We don't
 really have a "joining" of anything. Given our inclusivity and the
 growing need to literally "join" open source projects outside of the ASF
 it is proposed that this potential misunderstanding is problematic.

 In order to resolve this it has been been suggested that we make a minor
 adjustment to this wording. It is not the intent to change the meaning of
 the mission statement, only to clarify this single point - that there is
 no need to "join" the ASF in order to participate in its projects. After
 discussion on the board@ mailing list the following suggestions have been
 made and not been objected to:

 A)
 "The mission of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is to provide
 software for the public good. We do this by providing services and
 support for many like-minded software project communities of
 individuals who choose to contribute to ASF projects."

 B)
 "The mission of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is to provide
 software for the public good. We do this by providing services and
 support for many like-minded software project communities of
 individuals who choose to participate with the Apache community."

 C)
 "The mission of the Apache Software Foundation is to provide software for
 the public good. We do this by providing services and support for many
 like-minded software project communities. "

 D)
 "The mission of the Apache Software Foundation is to provide software for
 the public good. We do this by providing services, support, and a common
 ethos for many software project communities. "

 @Ross: send message to board to finalize the change to mission
 statement