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From "Garrett Rooney" <roo...@electricjellyfish.net>
Subject Re: PPMCs [was Re: what are required for contributing to release management]
Date Thu, 28 Sep 2006 16:59:19 GMT
On 9/28/06, Dan Diephouse <dan@envoisolutions.com> wrote:
> robert burrell donkin wrote:
> > thinking about whether there's a need to wait to release until the
> > PPMC is fully formed and representation of the podling committers.
> >
> > PPMCs are typically filled up relatively late in the process - towards
> > graduation. (whether this is a good idea, i'm not sure.) if there are
> > just mentors on the PPMC then i see no benefit in waiting until the
> > PPMC is composed of a representation cross-section of committers
> > before creating a release.
> >
> > - robert
> Hiya,
>
> Pardon my ignorance here, but can you elaborate or point me to docs on
> how exactly the PMCs are formed? I know that the mentors from a project
> are on it, but as for the rest of the committers I have heard
> conflicting things. I have heard that you need to be voted on and I have
> also heard that the all of initial committers ends up on the PPMC.
> Obviously it can't be both and I can't find any real docs on it
> (http://incubator.apache.org/guides/ppmc.html is silent) either.

Well, PMCs are formed by the board when a project moves to top level
status.  PPMCs are formed for an incubating project, and exactly how
that works tends to differ a bit between projects.  Some mentors start
off with just the mentors on the PPMC, and then invite project members
as time goes on (or that's the impression I've gotten).  Others just
start with the whole group of committers plus the mentors on the PPMC
(that's what we did with Abdera).

-garrett

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