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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: [Who we are] How to become an inactive commiter ;-)
Date Wed, 10 Aug 2005 14:06:46 GMT
Cyriaque Dupoirieux wrote:
> Johannes Schaefer a ?crit :
> >Ross Gardler schrieb:
> >>Cyriaque Dupoirieux wrote:
> >>>
> >>>  The *Who we are* page : does not
> >>>explain why some commiters are inactive ?
> >>>  (Hope it's not a punishment :-) )
> >>>
> >>Good point, in fact I am not sure when we consider a committer inactive.
> >>On other projects it is not contributed directly (i.e. post to list,
> >>record an issue, contribute to docs, make a patch etc.) for six months.
> >>I don't see anything on our website about this. Is it recorded anywhere?

No. It is something that we still need to decide
as a project. As you will see, our f.a.o/guidelines.html
are not yet finished.

Six months since a commit sounds reasonable.
However as you can see from
no-one ever cleans up the list. I suppose that
could be something for the PMC chair to just do from

> >Don't know about the others or documentation
> >but I put my name into inactive since I cannot
> >work on forrest these days ... hope I'll return,
> >soon (I'm on a cocoon adventure trip ;-)
> >
> I was precisely wandering why you were inactive, Johannes. (and I was 
> wandering who decided to inactivate you :-( )

The best situation is as Johannes said. Put yourself
in the inactive list if you go away. Whenever you come
back then move yourself up.


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