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From Stefan Bodewig <bode...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Proposal] Resolution for Ant top level project
Date Tue, 05 Nov 2002 08:54:25 GMT
On Tue, 5 Nov 2002, Jon Skeet <jon.skeet@peramon.com> wrote:

> I still don't have any well-defined idea of what the effect the
> resolution would actually have,

I'm not sure anybody has a complete picture yet.

What I see:

* Ant's PMC would now become legally responsible for Ant's code-base
instead of the Jakarta PMC.

* All Ant committers can become PMC members (at least of the initial
PMC).

* According to Roy (and backed by other board members), only PMC
members are legally protected by the ASF - so with the point above, we
can cover all committers.  Well, cover as good as the ASF can do, that
is.

> I think there are at least three reasonable categories: currently
> active,

remain what they are - and can become PMC members if they want to.

> currently inactive but with some intention of becoming active in the
> future,

emeritus committers?

> and currently inactive with no real continuing interest in Ant.

emeritus committers or no committers at all - at their choice.

The "no committers at all" option would probably apply to a lot of the
committers inherited from Tomcat almost three years ago who have never
realized they had become Ant committers.

Stefan

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