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Re: Fineract intro text proposed changes


Hi Myrle

Thanks.  Please make that minor change if that's ok w you.

James

On Wed, Jul 4, 2018, 7:58 AM Myrle Krantz <myrle@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hey James,
>
> I saw your ICLA submission, and I love your changes.  I agree 100%
> with your approach to the changes.  I also see you caught a bug and
> fixed it: the link to the old incubating fineract repository.
> Awesome!  Thank you.
>
> I need you to change one thing though before I can merge your changes:
>  The mention of Mifos that you added stretches the boundaries of what
> Apache projects are allowed to do in terms of crediting organizations
> and companies which contribute to Apache projects.  "Fineract code was
> originally developed by contributors to Mifos.org, a US-Based Charity
> with a mission for financial inclusion globally."  What you write
> there is true of the original code base, but it downplays the
> contributions of individuals who've contributed since Fineract joined
> Apache.  If you want to say a few words about the history of the
> project, I would love to see that on a sub-page, but not on our main
> page.
>
> Would you like me to fix that minor issue, or would you prefer to do
> it yourself?
>
> Best Regards,
> Myrle
>
> P.S.  I've created an issue for the changes, in case you prefer to
> name your branch after Jira issues:
> https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FINERACT-639
>
> On Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 1:17 AM James Dailey <jamespdailey@xxxxxxxxx>
> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Myrle - Ok. Got my ICLA approved and proposed a PR via Github. my id
> > there is jdailey.
> > https://github.com/apache/fineract-site/pull/12
> >
> >
> > On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 1:26 PM Myrle Krantz <myrle@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > > Hey James,
> > >
> > > it would be easier for me to see what you're actually changing if I
> > > could see the diff.  Can you submit a PR containing your suggestions?
> > > In case you need help, follow the following steps:
> > >
> > > 1.) Create a github account for yourself.
> > > 2.) Fork the repository at https://github.com/apache/fineract-site
> > > 3.) (Optionally clone it to your computer locally or just edit
> > > directly on github.)
> > > 4.) Edit index.html to contain your changes.
> > > 5.) Submit a pull request (PR) via github.
> > >
> > > I know you don't have much experience developing, but because you're
> > > asking for simple text changes, this is also possible for a
> > > non-developer who's willing to "get his hands dirty".  If you have any
> > > questions on the details of any of these steps, please ask.
> > >
> > > When you do this, anyone who is interested can review the PR, make
> > > change suggestions directly via the same source code you submitted,
> > > and finally merge the changes.  Once a PR is merged, it can take up to
> > > 30 minutes for those changes to be reflected on the website.
> > >
> > > Also, no matter how the change suggestion is submitted or accepted,
> > > you will need to submit an ICLA to the Apache Software Foundation
> > > before any of your content can be accepted.  You can find that form
> > > here:
> > > https://www.apache.org/licenses/icla.pdf
> > >
> > > Best Regards,
> > > Myrle
> > > On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 9:10 PM Ed Cable <edcable@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > +1 from my side and I'm happy to make these changes to the website
> text
> > > > once agreed upon.
> > > >
> > > > Ed
> > > >
> > > > On Tue, Jun 26, 2018 at 12:04 PM James Dailey <
> jamespdailey@xxxxxxxxx>
> > > > wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Hi all -
> > > > >
> > > > > Fineract was contributed by Mifos.org which began life in the
> world of
> > > > > Microfinance, however has since then expanded to a broader concept
> of
> > > > > Financial Inclusion.  And, the concept behind contributing to
> Apache
> > > was to
> > > > > broaden the appeal even more. That is, the fineract platform is
> > > intended to
> > > > > serve finTechs and any number of financial service providers.  I
> > > believe
> > > > > that it is important to have a landing page that aligns with that
> > > vision,
> > > > > gives people a way to see their projects fitting into fineract,
> and I
> > > think
> > > > > that the current articulation might brand the project as
> "microfinance
> > > > > only".
> > > > >
> > > > > To that end, I think it would be useful to be more general-purpose
> and
> > > more
> > > > > aspirational in our introductory language, which is at the URL:
> > > > > http://fineract.apache.org/
> > > > >
> > > > > I propose this *new version*, which removes specific "features"
> (which
> > > > > evolve over time) and emphasizes functional areas.
> > > > >  https://goo.gl/jQwTiw
> > > > >
> > > > > If there is someone who wants to edit further, or comment, please
> do
> > > so.
> > > > > PMC members - how do you want to treat this? - does it require a
> formal
> > > > > vote or can it be changed on the basis of "contribution offered,
> > > considered
> > > > > by members, and accepted?", or is this a merge request?
> > > > >
> > > > > Thanks,
> > > > > James Dailey
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > *Ed Cable*
> > > > President/CEO, Mifos Initiative
> > > > edcable@xxxxxxxxx | Skype: edcable | Mobile: +1.484.477.8649
> > > <(484)%20477-8649>
> > > >
> > > > *Collectively Creating a World of 3 Billion Maries | *
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> > >
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