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From Antonio Gallardo <>
Subject Re: [Proposal] remove active/inactive concept
Date Sun, 23 Apr 2006 02:41:15 GMT
Missing link:



Best Regards,

Antonio Gallardo

Antonio Gallardo escribió:
> Ross Gardler escribió:
>> David Crossley wrote:
>>> Ross Gardler wrote:
>> ...
>>>> With respect to whether we define active or not, I prefer to do 
>>>> less admin work, not more. So I am in favour of removing the 
>>>> distinction. We should keep emeritus status. People should be able 
>>>> to opt to be emeritus or the PMC can choose to request that someone 
>>>> become emeritus, such a request can be refused.
>>> They certainly should be able to opt to be emeritus,
>>> like NKB did recently.
>>> However, i don't understand why the PMC might ever
>>> need to request that. Did you have a potential
>>> situation in mind?
>> Not a specific situation, and thinking about it any potential 
>> situation I can invent is already covered by the provision that 
>> enables PMC members to remove a PMC member. Interestingly, I have 
>> never seen happen in an Apache project, however, we do need this 
>> security.
> The described security is at least at the members level. See Section 
> 4.4 and 4.7 [1].
>>>> However, if someone wants to periodically verify the active status 
>>>> of people (i.e. once a month) then the "time out" definition is 
>>>> workable. But who is going to do this? (hint - *not* me)
>>> Probably a job for the PMC chair.
> Few years ago in cocoon there were this rules:
> Move an active committer to inactive status, if the committer was 
> inactive for more than 3 months.
> Move an inactive committer to emeritus status if the committer was 
> inactive for more than 9 months.
> The problem generated by this rules was that often people got angry 
> when somebody asked him about his inactivity in order to apply the 
> rule. And I guess for this reason the above rules where removed.
> Best Regards,
> Antonio Gallardo


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