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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Proposing for Apache Member?
Date Tue, 08 Jul 2014 19:23:23 GMT
Generally the board likes to see at least one member be part of new PMCs.
It is not a requirement but it is a preference.
On 8 Jul 2014 19:44, "Andrea Pescetti" <> wrote:

> Branko ─îibej wrote:
>> I don't know where you got this, but it definitely is not true that
>> every PMC chair is a member. This is not even a requirement.
> Sure. I became PMC chair before being voted in as a member, for example.
>  It is
>> possible and reasonable that an entire project community contains not a
>> single ASF member, only committers. Certainly, members must be involved
>> during incubation, but there's no requirement for them to stay on the
>> project once it has graduated.
> This seems less likely. A cursory look at
> seems to confirm that (almost! apparently vcl-pmc does not; but a smart
> LDAP query is probably better than me at checking that) all PMCs do contain
> at least a member. I remember that when OpenOffice graduated someone noted
> that only a couple of PMC members were already ASF members, and I assume
> that the same check is done on other projects, even if it is not a formal
> requirement.
> Regards,
>   Andrea.

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