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From Ross McDonald <>
Subject Re: Inactive Cocoon committers and PMC members
Date Wed, 14 Mar 2007 08:27:36 GMT
Hi all.

I suppose a list of active committers will prevent people who are no  
longer active from receiving emails they don't want to receive from  
those looking for help.. so it may stop dead end investigations?

In that way an up-to-date list of committers would be useful...

Also perhaps some other information could be tied in.. such as who  
are the experts on which blocks or areas within Cocoon, so people who  
are newer to it could find out very quickly where to get help, given  
that the state of the docs is still somewhat patchy.  This would save  
a lengthy exploration of the mailing lists, and get names up in  
obvious public view (such as on our soon to be released new  
website :-) ).

Just a couple of my thoughts.


On 14 Mar 2007, at 07:39, Reinhard Poetz wrote:

> Cocoon is an open source project that has been existing for about  
> 9! years. Many people helped us to grow and to develop and some of  
> them became committers. According to our rules, every committer can  
> join the Cocoon PMC.[1]
> On our private@ mailing list we recently had a dicsussion about  
> what we should do with those committers and PMC members who have  
> become inactive in the meantime (yes, 9 years is a looong time).
> I want to move this discussion to the public Cocoon mailing lists  
> for two reasons: Firstly, there is no need to discuss such things  
> in private and secondly, I would like to know what those who are  
> not committers expect from us.
> Let's start the discussion with the question:
> "Do people think it's useful to have an up-to-date list of  
> committers/PMC members that contains information about who is active?
> I want to share two thoughts:
>  - the probably best source of information to find out whether a  
> project and its
>    committers are (in)active is looking at the mailing lists and the
>    changes docs. What's the additional value of having a list  
> containing
>    the current activity state?
>  - mainting a committers list containing the current activity state  
> causes
>    some bureaucracy for us. The less work we have the better.
> So what do you think? (I will interpret "no answers" as "nobody  
> cares" which is also an important information for us)
> [1]
> -- 
> Reinhard Pötz
> Vice President, Apache Cocoon
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