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From robert burrell donkin <rdon...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] PMC Vote to incubate Directory Project
Date Sat, 20 Sep 2003 12:36:19 GMT
On Friday, September 19, 2003, at 07:56 AM, Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:

> Noel J. Bergman wrote:
> ...
>> I don't doubt it, and the proof ought to be in the ones that have already
>> done so.  I do ask if the PMC doing anything to help encourage other
>> projects to matriculate?
>
> Last time I proposed that the Jakarta PMC asks some projects if they 
> wanted to go top-level it did not get a... well... good reception.
>
> Jakarta is not a "push" PMC, it tends to work more like "pull"; it does 
> not really encourage projects to go on their own, but will support if 
> they ask for it first.

i think that maybe you're being a little unfair.

i (for one) would not feel able to support any vote to push any 
sub-project out of jakarta (though i do think that this would be a good 
thing for more than one sub-project.) i think that any push needs to come 
from a higher level with more moral authority.

> There is a "trick" though in making the projects ask for it: make 
> committers in Jakarta have all blanket CVS access. This way projects that 
> want to keep their "own" community must ask to go top level for it.
>
> Dunno how the thing is going now though, I got tired of waiting for some 
> action and left the PMC.

if no one else has the spare energy (and the flame proof boots ;) required 
to encourage sub-projects to move to tlp status and you aren't willing to 
volunteer yourself then no action will be taken. i'm sad that you decided 
to leave rather than take on (at least some of) this task.

- robert


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