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From "Mattmann, Chris A (398J)" <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Lowering the barrier: Committter != PMC
Date Tue, 06 Aug 2013 14:47:09 GMT
If PMC == C, how will introducing a committer role lower the
barrier? Instead it would increase it, no, by making PMC != C.

Sorry just my 2cŠ


Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

-----Original Message-----
From: Suresh Marru <>
Reply-To: "" <>
Date: Monday, August 5, 2013 1:03 PM
To: Airavata Dev <>
Subject: [DISCUSS] Lowering the barrier: Committter != PMC

>Hi All,
>Airavata currently follows Committer == PMC, I am still a supporter of
>this model. I think this is the right thing to do and more over we want
>all the "doers" to be the ones guiding the project. I am also a supporter
>of the Mattman's law of Open Source which famously quotes we are in
>recruiting business. So nothing changes on these, but I am looking to
>mitigate some limbo's.
>I am increasingly noticing contributors who are just caring about their
>code contributions and not caring enough to lean the "Apache Way". While
>this is not ideal, I am trying to think on sustainable ways instead of
>one-off nudges. 
>This thread is to re-vist this topic and see if introducing a commmitter
>only role and much more lowering the barrier in giving committership will
>reward and motivate few more contributors. The only advantage is we can
>safely recruit commmitters based on the signs for potential to
>contribute. When they make actual contributions and are thinking for the
>project entirely, assisting users and release process and in other
>project activities, we make them PMC members.  This will essentially make
>Airavata PMC != Committters. The roles are clearly defined at -
> This
>This is a discussion thread only, so every one (not just current PMC)
>please voice your  opinion on this topic.

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