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From Bertrand Delacretaz <bdelacre...@apache.org>
Subject Inactive committers (was: Becoming a committer)
Date Mon, 13 Aug 2012 16:03:34 GMT

On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 5:49 PM, Guthmann, Scott
<sguthmann@on3solutions.com> wrote:
> ....There are several people who are on the committer list who haven't commented,
> haven't contributed via this mailing list, haven't opened or closed a JIRA ticket, and
> probably haven't done much in several months for the Apache Flex project. Would
> the project be hurt if those who are no longer dedicated & available enough to
> participate be removed as committers? Is there a data security reason strong
> enough to remove their access? I know their reputations & the project would
> benefit with their participation - however, for some, there has been 6 months
> of silence. Half a year of no contribution / participation seems too long....

It's not uncommon, and totally fine, for people to participate
occasionally in Apache projects, and "disappear" for some time in
between contributions.

For a podling it's a bit different, as people can join just by signing
up on the initial list of committers.

I don't see a need to remove anyone from the list of committers now,
but what some podlings do is review the list of committers before
graduation, and ask inactive people if they want to stay or not.

IIRC, some of the people who were on the list of initial committers
haven't even requested their @apache.org accounts. We won't go after
them anymore ;-)


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