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From Andrus Adamchik <and...@objectstyle.org>
Subject Re: piling on
Date Wed, 19 Jul 2006 22:14:26 GMT
+1.

As a member of an incubating project I totally agree with this.

What I didn't know is that there was a policy that allowed anyone to  
just declare themselves committers without consensus of the existing  
project participants?

Andrus


On Jul 19, 2006, at 6:09 PM, 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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