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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: PPMCs [was Re: what are required for contributing to release management]
Date Sun, 01 Oct 2006 14:52:11 GMT

On Sep 30, 2006, at 11:51 AM, Jason van Zyl wrote:

>
> On 28 Sep 06, at 12:59 PM 28 Sep 06, Garrett Rooney wrote:
>
>>
>> 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).
>>
>
> I think starting with the mentors is the wisest choice as at that  
> point any committers can be brought aboard if deemed fit. So that  
> can support both models as all committers can be brought aboard if  
> it fits, or over time if more suitable. I was also confused about  
> this as I heard one thing from Noel and one thing from Jim, but the  
> mentors deciding seems sensible as projects can be dealt with on a  
> case by case basis. I don't believe committers should automatically  
> be made (P)PMC members as to me it's a different level of  
> understanding and commitment.
>

     http://incubator.apache.org/guides/ppmc.html




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