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From Antonio Gallardo <>
Subject Re: [Proposal] remove active/inactive concept
Date Sun, 23 Apr 2006 02:56:08 GMT
Thorsten Scherler escribió:
> El vie, 21-04-2006 a las 16:31 +1000, David Crossley escribió:
>> Ferdinand Soethe wrote:
> ...
>>>> The term "Active PMC members" seems to cause
>>>> confusion about who has a binding vote. It was
>>>> intended to just clarify the Unanimous and
>>>> 2/3 Majority situations, so that we didn't need
>>>> to chase people and force them to vote. The word
>>>> "Active" would now be removed.
>>>> So for the 2/3 Majority situation, the chair can
>>>> decide on a case-by-case basis if a quorum has
>>>> been reached.
>>> Why not simply talk about 2/3 of the votes (those who choose to vote)
>>> within a reasonable time frame?
>> Hey, good idea. I reckon that would remove the
>> ambiguity about who has binding votes.
> Does that mean all votes are binding (committer as well)?
>>> Wasn't that what the term active was meant
>>> to say in the first place: Active in terms of coming forward to cast a
>>> vote?
>> I like your interpretation.
> I see activeness different then coming forward and voting.
> The problem for the project management (in the classical commercial
> sense) is that 
> a) we do not know who can spend how much time for feature xyz. It would
> be nice that each PMC member state in the beginning of the month how
> many time she more or less can spend on the project or certain tasks.
> b) we do not know who is willing to be active in certain parts. Would be
> nice that PMC member could state which areas (or tasks) of forrest they
> are willing to cover.
> c) we do not have a PM (in the commercial sense of the word) who is
> managing tasks and coordinate the effort. Best seen in FF where the
> question "What can I do?" is one of the most frequent ones. 
> It would be nice to create different teams (or task forces) and have the
> PM to coordinate the effort that our work can become more efficient.
Trying to implement enterprise policies in an OS project......hmm..... 
Where I met this few months ago? Lenya?

.... bingo! --> [1]


Best Regards,

Antonio Gallardo.


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