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Subject Re: Proposal: httpd-like PMC organisation
Date Wed, 23 Oct 2002 03:57:33 GMT
news <> wrote on 23/10/2002 05:45:15 AM:

> We already have a line in our charter about having a jakarta-commons 
> specific PMC. Right now it is modeled after jakarta, with 3 
> members.
> I would like to propose changing this number to include more
> people - I think the right solution is more closer to what httpd
> and apr projects are doing, where the PMC is composed of most
> active commiters.
> My proposal is to modify the charter so that a jakarta-commons PMC
> is composed of all active commiters. This will be volunteer-based,
> in the sense that any active commiter who wants to become
> part of the PMC will announce his willingness to participate.

> Questions:
> - should we vote on the volunteering offer ? What is httpd doing ?
Sure, and don't know.

> - Should we impose a 2-3 month wait period for new commiters ?
-0. I'd rather not. We can let people know when they're overstepping the 
bounds fairly easily.

> - should the pmc have a separate mail list ? ( I personally don't
> think so - but that's how other pmcs are organised )

> The commons PMC members will split the task of monitoring the
> files. All decisions will continue to be taken by majority 
> vote of all jakarta-commons commiters.
> Not that this is not a proposal to form a top-level project - 
> just to better organise ourself. Jakarta-commons is IMO at the
> core of jakarta - with the most diverse set of commiters from
> almost all jakarta projects. Any major issue will be forwarded
> to the Jakarta PMC. 
Excellent ideas.
dIon Gillard, Multitask Consulting

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