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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Apache CloudStack Project Bylaws
Date Tue, 18 Dec 2012 16:10:23 GMT
Yeah, with PMC members it's a kinda-different ball o' wax.
For committers, not so much.

On Dec 18, 2012, at 10:52 AM, Chip Childers <> wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 2:40 PM, Jim Jagielski <> wrote:
>>>>> 2.3. Committers
>>>>> The project's Committers are responsible for the project's technical
>>>>> management. Committers have access to all project source control
>>>>> repositories. Committers may cast binding votes on any technical
>>>>> discussion regarding the project (or any sub-project).
>>>>> 2.3.1. Committer access is by invitation only and must be approved by
>>>>> a majority consensus of the active PMC members. A Committer is
>>>>> considered emeritus by their own declaration or by not contributing in
>>>>> any form to the project for over six months. An emeritus committer may
>>>>> request reinstatement of commit access from the PMC. Such
>>>>> reinstatement is subject to lazy consensus of active PMC members.
>>>> Is this automatic? e.g., if someone doesn't contribute for six months
>>>> and comes back in July next year, do they have to request access, or is
>>>> this just a general guideline?
>>> IMO, it would be a general guideline that the PMC would have to take
>>> action to execute.  Does anyone else have on opinion on this?
>> I would remove this... committership should not have some sort
>> of "activity limit" on it, simply due to the ebb-and-flow of
>> available cycles for committers. It's not unusual for committers
>> to all of a sudden get busy (or whatever) and not commit for
>> months at a time.
> Thanks for the advice Jim.
> The more I think about it, the more I agree.  It makes me wonder what
> led other projects to including this sort of thing.
> I'd like to leave the concept of emeritus around though, specifically
> in the PMC.  This is what can distinguish active vs inactive members,
> which is required for some of the actions to have a passing vote.  It
> would be by the member's own selection.  To get around the "what if
> he/she gets run over by a bus?" issue, the PMC has the ability to
> remove members and committers from the project.
> -chip

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