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From Eran Chinthaka <>
Subject Re: Pruning committers and pmc members
Date Sat, 07 Jul 2007 04:48:08 GMT
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Davanum Srinivas wrote:
> Folks,
> Believe it or not! we have 230 people who have karma to our svn:
> Out of these only about 74 people have made commits in the last 1
> year. You can get this info by using the svn log:
> svn log -v --revision 2006-07-05:HEAD
> I'd like to start a process of pruning both the committer list and the
> pmc members list. As am sure some of the pmc members have not been
> active recently either as i alluded to you in the prev email about the
> board report.
> Here's something i came up with. Basically i will add a text file in
> which will have the
> names of all the committers and an option right next to their name
> with Y/N and question being would you like to keep your commit rights.
> Example.
> dims              [Y/N]
> I can pre-fill this to Y for everyone who have made commits in the
> last 1 year to reduce work for already active people. At the end of
> say 2 weeks from kicking off the process, we will collect the final
> tally and prune the svn karma to those who chose to edit the file. If
> someone missed the deadline or want to get back karma say in a couple
> of months, they can send a quick email to the pmc (private AT
> and one of us can add it right back.
> How about we use the same process for PMC members too? I can add
> another file for pmc members and here i will not prefill anyones
> option. All PMC members have to edit the file and modify the option
> next to their name. At the end, same 2 weeks, we can declare those who
> did not choose to be active as Emeritus. For PMC members, there is a
> higher threshold, if one of the Emeritus members want to get back into
> the game, they will have to drop an email and we will hold a vote.
> This is because, we need to notify the board for *every* pmc member
> change and there are legal implications and a higher threshold.
> Sounds good? comments?
> thanks,
> dims

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