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From Doug Cutting <cutt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: project split coming soon!
Date Fri, 15 May 2009 22:12:22 GMT
Jim Kellerman (POWERSET) wrote:
> I have to agree with Dhruba. I don't see the need to split up committers
> (esp if they are on the PMC).

PMC members are moot here, since all PMC members have permission to 
write anywhere in the Hadoop tree.  So the question is whether all 
non-PMC committers to Core should also be given commit access to the new 
HDFS and Mapred subprojects split off from Core.

As a general rule, we remove folks commit permission if they have not 
committed in a year.  We usually ask first, and, if someone claims 
they'll start committing again soon, we give them the benefit of the 
doubt.  So a reasonable way to do this would be to construct these lists 
based on those who've committed to the relevant areas in the past year, 
but that might be difficult to determine precisely, pre-split.

Owen made a guess, and posted notice.  Anyone who has committed to 
mapred or hdfs code in the past year, or expects to soon but was not on 
Owen's mapred or hdfs lists should speak up now.  That seems like an 
entirely reasonable process, consistent with the way we've managed 
committer lists in the past.

An alternative might be to put everyone on all the lists, then, in a 
year, remove those who've not committed to a subproject.  That might be 
simpler to implement.  I would not veto either approach.  Owen is 
willing to do the work here, and I'm willing to let him decide.


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