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From Ian Holsman <>
Subject Re: piling on
Date Wed, 19 Jul 2006 22:12:38 GMT
are you referring to mentors as well?

On 20/07/2006, at 8:09 AM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

> I believe that it is a bad idea to allow people to add themselves
> to a proposal as committers without first obtaining the consent of
> the person(s) making the proposal.  Being a committer in the incubator
> is giving a person the right to veto code changes based on whatever
> technical reason they deem significant.  We should not hand out that
> right like candy to anyone who happens to edit a wiki page.
> Podlings must be open to new contributors and should add contributors
> to the list of committers fairly quickly, at least when compared to
> more established Apache projects.  However, the core team must be
> allowed to select other core members based on mutual consensus,
> since consensus is how code changes are approved.  How a community
> exercises that consensus is one of the primary determinants for
> graduation.
> In contrast, letting anyone "pile on" to a podling while it is at
> the proposal stage is placing an unequal burden on a new podling
> that we would never place on a full project.  If the community is
> not cohesive, no consensus will be possible and we effectively
> hamstring the podling before it is even started.
> ....Roy
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