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From David Crossley <>
Subject Re: [Proposal] remove active/inactive concept
Date Fri, 28 Apr 2006 06:21:50 GMT
Summarising the evolution of this proposal.

The proposal addresses two separate issues:

A) Remove each mention of "Active" from guidelines.html

So this will mean that the people who have binding votes
are "PMC Members".

Also change the definitions of "Unanimous consensus" and
"2/3 majority" to stop saying "All voters with binding
votes must vote" and instead refer to number of "votes cast".

Add a note about the chair deciding whether a quorum
has been reached.

Add a note to reinforce that PMC members can be as active
as they choose, with no pressure from the project.
People can be quiet and speak up occasionally when they
see a topic that motivates them enough to contribute
to the discussion or to cast a vote.

PMC members can still declare themselves "emeritus"
if they so choose. Nicola Ken was an example. In such
a case we notify the board and remove them from the
list of PMC members.

B) Remove the separation of "active" committers from who.html

There will be one list. The PMC members will be marked.
Emeritus PMC members will be marked in a different way.

There will be explanations of how to see who is "active"
for those who care, e.g. search the mail archives; look
at changes.html; etc.

Add a note to explain the evolution of Forrest to
a top-level project and hence the introduction of
a PMC which did not include the old absent committers.


After a bit more chance for discussion, i will
call for two votes.


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