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From Jim Scott <jsc...@maprtech.com>
Subject Re: Drill graduation vote
Date Thu, 02 Oct 2014 20:22:58 GMT
The PMC members and the Committer members do not have to be equivalent to
one another. Asking people to renounce the commitership would not really
serve a purpose for the project other than to say "we have too many

I (not being a committer) agree with Tomer "Perhaps we should ask the
initial committers to email the private list specifying whether they intend
to be involved in the project going forward."

They will still get a vote in the graduation and they should at least chime
in if they intend to actively participate or not.

On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 3:13 PM, Jason Altekruse <altekrusejason@gmail.com>

> I think that it would be appropriate to at least reach out to the original
> committers and ask if they would like to be more active. That being said,
> it would not be unreasonable for us to just leave them out of the PMC and
> make them work their way back into the community to earn a spot. The apache
> committer documentation lists a process some projects use to convert
> committers to an emeritus status after 6 months of inactivity.
> From the apache docs.
> Is there a set term for acting as a Committer? Will I have to be elected
> again?
> No - committer status and merit never expires. If you become inactive for a
> time (usually six months or more) your account may be deactivated for
> security reasons. Most projects allow reactivation of committer status by
> application to the pmc.
> Some projects use the concept of a emeritus committer status. This is
> typically suitable for those committers who can no longer they can give the
> time they feel is required.
> http://www.apache.org/dev/committers.html
> On Thu, Oct 2, 2014 at 12:11 PM, Julian Hyde <julianhyde@gmail.com> wrote:
> > My understanding is that when a podling graduates to a TLP, all
> committers
> > automatically become PMC members of the TLP. Correct me if I am mistaken.
> >
> > Can someone with more experience of this process please comment on how
> > projects handle this? Particularly wrt initial committers, who, like
> > god-parents, are often chosen for their virtue and wisdom rather than
> their
> > willingness to get their hands dirty changing diapers.
> >
> > I think that a bloated PMC prevents effective governance, and that now is
> > the time to prune.
> >
> > Should the initial committers be given a chance to renounce their
> > comittership? Some other mechanism to prune?
> >
> > Julian

*Jim Scott*
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