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Subject svn commit: rev 21438 - forrest/trunk/src/documentation/content/xdocs
Date Sat, 19 Jun 2004 03:59:31 GMT
Author: crossley
Date: Fri Jun 18 20:59:30 2004
New Revision: 21438

Refine the definitions of developers, committers, and PMC.

Modified: forrest/trunk/src/documentation/content/xdocs/guidelines.xml
--- forrest/trunk/src/documentation/content/xdocs/guidelines.xml	(original)
+++ forrest/trunk/src/documentation/content/xdocs/guidelines.xml	Fri Jun 18 20:59:30 2004
@@ -77,18 +77,24 @@
       <section id="committers">
-        <title>Project Management Committers</title>
+        <title>Committers</title>
           When developers remain with the project and demonstrate commitment
           to the project in various ways, then they will be noticed and
           invited to become committers. After a successful vote, they are
           provided with a user account and commit access to the source
           repository, which enables them to be far more productive.
+          The committers, assisted by the opinions of other developers,
+          make day-to-day decisions about the development issues.
           This is recognition of long term commitment - 
           <link href="">meritocracy</link>
           - they are given more responsibility and can do more work.
-        (more <link href="">info</link>)
+        <p>The responsibilities of committers include:</p>
+        <ul>
+          <li>Keeping oversight of the commit log messages and ensuring that
+           the codebase does not have copyright and license issues.</li>
+        </ul>
           All Apache committers are required to have a signed Contributor
           License Agreement (CLA) recorded on file with the Apache Software
@@ -99,6 +105,7 @@
            Foundation's projects". The
           <link href="">Committer FAQ</link>
           provides more details about the requirements for committers.
+        (more <link href="">info</link>)
@@ -107,7 +114,7 @@
         From a project management perspective, and as defined by the
         <link href="">ASF bylaws</link>,
-        the project committers form the Project Management Committee.
+        the project's active committers form the Project Management Committee.
         The PMC is responsible
         to the Board and the ASF for the management and oversight of the
         Apache Forrest codebase and community.
@@ -131,6 +138,10 @@
           The PMC does have a private mailing list on which it can discuss
           certain issues. However this list is rarely used and every effort
           is made to conduct all discussion on the public mailing lists.
+        </p>
+        <p>
+          Obviously committers will go through periods of activity and
+          inactivity. While they are active, they are part of the PMC.
           The chair person of the PMC is appointed by the ASF board.

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