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From "Roy T. Fielding" <field...@gbiv.com>
Subject Re: piling on
Date Fri, 21 Jul 2006 21:22:20 GMT
On Jul 20, 2006, at 7:30 PM, Sanjiva Weerawarana wrote:

> On Thu, 2006-07-20 at 14:54 -0700, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
>> On Jul 19, 2006, at 3:39 PM, Noel J. Bergman wrote:
>>
>>> This piling on behavior seems to have come from the notion that if
>>> you get
>>> on the initial vote, you're in, but otherwise you have to earn
>>> committership.  And the justification for the first part seemed to
>>> be making
>>> sure that a company could not start with a lot of its own people,
>>> and keep
>>> out existing ASF committers and other interested parties.
>>
>> I think people just got in the habit and assumed it was policy.
>
> Please remember Roy that your mails do not make policy either.

Which is, of course, why I said "I think".

> "Policies" (for whatever level they exist here) have been set up
> established practice- and as you know the mode of operation here so  
> far
> has been "add yourself to the wiki". So for all practical purposes, it
> *was* the policy here until your email.

No.  Policies are set by agreement of the incubator PMC.  What people
do in the *absence* of policy is not policy.

> I have no problem with changing it but don't try to make it look like
> there's "piling on" when established practice has is followed. I'm
> absolutely +1 for changing the process and having the proposer control
> who joins the project as you recommend.

The change would be adding policy where none existed before.

....Roy


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