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From "Noel J. Bergman" <>
Subject RE: The Process of New Committers
Date Sun, 14 May 2006 17:03:46 GMT
Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:

> That was my understanding of the mechanism as well - that some number of
> IPMC members had to be on the ppmc which made the actions there legal.

A minimum of 3 PMC member votes, although not all PPMC lists have sufficient
PMC members on them to fulfill that requirement.

The simple point is that there is just one Incubator PMC, not many, even if
we are split across various working groups.  If you've got sufficient PMC
members for your vote, great, but it would still be appropriate to just let
the rest of the PMC know about the vote.  And if you don't have enough PMC
members for a vote, you'd need to involve the PMC, anyway, to get the

And consider, in the case of a release vote, how many times we have had
Mentors vote in favor of a release, only for another PMC member to spot a
problem.  Collective oversight is a good thing.  :-)

	--- Noel

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