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From Kay Schenk <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Rules of voting for new committers and PPMC members
Date Sun, 03 Jun 2012 22:18:41 GMT

On 06/03/2012 11:48 AM, Pedro Giffuni wrote:
> The Foundation Roles are explained here:

yes, this is standard ASF policy.

My question/concern at this point would be --

how well do we think this works for Apache OpenOffice?

> Pretty much in line to what you are thinking.
> Pedro.
> --- Dom 3/6/12, Yong Lin Ma<>  ha scritto:
>> This was a discussion about rules of
>> voting for new committer and PPMC
>> member. We think it is more appropriate to let all
>> contributors get
>> involved in this. So I moved the discussion to ooo-dev.
>> General process about voting in a new committer and PPMC
>> member is here
>> By far the practice is most candidates were voted for
>> committer and
>> PPMC member at the same time.
>> And no concreate critrial defined in public for AOO.
>> Your comments are welcomed.
>> A comment from Rob:
>>> If it were entirely up to me I'd have it be like:
>>> 1) Contributor -- anyone who contributes to the project,
>> mailing list
>> discussions, patches, translations, bug reports, doc,
>> support.� This
>> comes in all flavors and sizes.� We need to do a better
>> job giving
>> them credit and acknowledging their contributions.� If
>> the feeling is
>> that someone is not valued unless they are voted in as a
>> PPMC member,
>> then we're doing something wrong.
>>> 2) Committer -- The threshold question:� Do we
>> trust their judgement
>> with respect to the area of their contributions?� The
>> move from
>> contributor to committer is a move from RTC (patches must be
>> reviewed)
>> to CTR.� So we really need to have a sense that they
>> are doing quality
>> work.� Committers also have veto rights on all of our
>> commits.� So we
>> need to trust their judgement.
>>> 3) PMC member -- The threshold question:� Do they
>> understand The
>> Apache Way and our community-based decision making? On
>> average are
>> they solving more community problems than they are
>> causing?� Are they
>> helping others in the community succeed?� When we
>> graduate, and our
>> Mentors move on to other podlings, the PMC collectively
>> needs to
>> mentor new members to the project.� So I think the PMC
>> is more about
>> trusting their community skills rather than their technical
>> skills.
>>> It might be possible for someone to qualify for 2 and 3
>> at the same
>> time.� But probably not in every case.
>>> Note:� This is not how we have operated
>> previously.� I think there was
>> an bootstrapping issue where we needed to have a PPMC
>> suitably large
>> and diverse to provide balance.� We also obviously
>> started with a PPMC
>> consisting of people who did not fully understand
>> Apache.� That is the
>> nature of Incubation.� But I don't think this approach
>> is necessarily
>> something we should continue with a year later, as we
>> approach
>> graduation.


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