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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [Vote] remove active/inactive concept
Date Wed, 10 May 2006 03:27:13 GMT
Reminder that there is about 24 hours remaining
for this vote.

-David

David Crossley wrote:
> David Crossley wrote:
> > 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.
> > 
> > ------------------------
> 
> Anyone can vote. It is good to hear the opinions of developers.
> As usual the binding votes are those of PMC members.
> Using "Consensus approval":
> http://forrest.apache.org/guidelines.html#approvals
> The vote will run for the normal one week and so finish at
> midnight UTC on 2005-05-10
> http://www.timeanddate.com/counters/customcounter.html?year=2006&month=05&day=11
> 
> Please vote on these two proposals:
> 
> A) Remove each mention of "Active" from guidelines.html
> 
> B) Remove the separation of "active" committers from who.html
> 
> -David

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