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From Michael Wechner <michael.wech...@wyona.com>
Subject Re: Inactive Cocoon committers and PMC members
Date Wed, 14 Mar 2007 08:43:26 GMT
Dev at weitling wrote:

>Hi Reinhard,
>
>first: I care :-)
>
>Hm, aside from the administrative work, it might be good to realize how
>many (or few) people are the "hard kernel" of committers. This could
>lead to more honours for the people still working hard for no money. And
>it could convince more people to join a help-g(r)asping community.
>The advantage of a large list of committers - active or not - is easier
>convincing project managers to jump on the Cocoon train.
>  
>

that's certainly true, but completely misleading for people deciding to 
use Cocoon and I think will hurt Cocoon in the long run. I think there 
must be other ways to convince people that Cocoon is great.

Cheers

Michael

>Sorry, still no easy answer...
>
>Florian
>
>
>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] http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html#roles
>>
>>    
>>
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