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From Myrle Krantz <my...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Vetoes for New Committers??
Date Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:00:20 GMT
> Recall at a time, EVERYONE at Apache, and our projects, were fully
> volunteer with unknown and widely varying cycles of free time. We
> understood the ebb-and-flow of available time as an unaligned
> volunteer and based some of our core tenets around that. That's
> why, for example, merit doesn't expire. We realized that some
> time you have time, and some time you don't.
>
> So we never wanted to "penalize" people who were infrequent or
> had inconsistent time. Withholding PMC membership simply based
> on that seems very, very wrong to me.

This depends on what you task the PMC with.  I prefer that a PMC leave
most rule-making to the committers at large  If the PMC is mostly
about approving new committers, then I Jim's interpretation makes a
lot of sense.

Greets,
Myrle

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