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From "Russell Butek" <>
Subject Re: too many "inactive" committers
Date Tue, 28 May 2002 15:39:16 GMT
What are we trying to accomplish?  There is nothing technically wrong with
having inactive committers.  It does not restrict new blood.  Is it merely
a perception problem?  If so, where does that perception come from?  The
web page listing committers?  It would be much less drastic to simply
change this web page, perhaps list committers in two columns:  active and

Russell Butek

James M Snell/Fresno/IBM@IBMUS on 05/28/2002 10:23:56 AM

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Subject:    Re: too many "inactive" committers

+1 on this.  Some of us sleepers still have an active interest in the
project but no time to dedicate.  Having those extra unused accounts
sitting out there is a security risk, despite the changes made a while
back.  I'd say ping the sleepers and see if they intend to make an active
contribution in the near future.  If not, remove them from the list.  If
they say yes, but still don't commit after a while, remove them from the
list.  Any code contributions I may make will be filtered through the
various other IBMers in the group so feel free to remove my name from the
contributor list.

- James M Snell/Fresno/IBM
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Subject:        Re: too many "inactive" committers

No, I'm serious: I think it makes absolute sense to clean up
committer lists every once in a while- people become active
with the good intention of being active for ever. However,
reality beats them down often.

Getting new blood flowing thru the project is critical to
good health IMO!

Cutting out all the "sleeper" developers would highlight the
real status of the Axis committer community and hopefully
that'll encourage more people to become active.


----- Original Message -----
From: "R J Scheuerle Jr" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 7:49 PM
Subject: Re: too many "inactive" committers

> I don't think its necessary to de-committerize you Sanjiva :-).
> Please stay!
> Rich Scheuerle
> XML & Web Services Development
> 512-838-5115  (IBM TL 678-5115)
> "Sanjiva Weerawarana" <>
> 05/27/2002 06:50 PM
> Please respond to axis-dev
>         To:     "Axis Development List" <>
>         cc:
>         Subject:        too many "inactive" committers
> I sense that there's concern that there are too many inactive
> committers on axis-dev.
> I'm definitely one of the culprits. I volunteer to become a non-
> committer to help reduce the "deadwood." Can someone please
> "de-committerize" me?
> Hopefully having fewer inactive committers will help get more
> "new blood" into this project.
> Sanjiva.

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