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From "Phil Steitz" <p...@steitz.com>
Subject Re: Add 'practice' PMC structure to projects in incubation
Date Wed, 26 Nov 2003 03:17:23 GMT
Noel J. Bergman wrote:
> Nicola Ken Barozzi wrote:
> 
> 
>>Committers could be given commit access long before having project
>>member status, and would thus be able to commit but not vote. This
>>makes it possible to keep a high bar for membership of the project but
>>a lower bar for committing.
>>
>>Is this possible/wanted?
> 
> 
> As I understand it, this was the initial structure.  A Contributor posts a
> patch, the patch is reviewed and committed.  At some point, a frequent
> Contributor is offered the opportunity to become a Committer.  The Committer
> is allowed to commit a change, but the PMC is still responsible to review
> the commit.  At some point, hopefully not too far down the pike, the
> Committer is voted into the PMC.  Until that happens, the Committer does not
> have a binding vote.  Cannot have a binding vote, because to have one
> outside of the legal structure would expose the Committer.

Can you explain exactly what you mean by the last sentence above?

Phil


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