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From "robert burrell donkin" <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: PPMC docs query
Date Mon, 29 Jan 2007 13:26:32 GMT
On 1/28/07, Leo Simons <mail@leosimons.com> wrote:
> On Jan 26, 2007, at 2:26 AM, Henri Yandell wrote:
> > On 1/25/07, robert burrell donkin <robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> >> > > "Only votes cast by (P)PMC members are binding. If the vote is
> >> > > positive, the contributor formally becomes an Apache  committer.
> > So to confirm I have this right...
> >
> > A PPMC can vote to add a new ASF committer. They don't need a binding
> > IPMC vote (ie: no mentors, no pmc@incubator people).  ?
>
> Hmm. Regardless of what that documentation says, I think that's wrong.
>
> Pragmatically...
>    * New account requests are only to be made by PMC chairs
>      (or trusted delegates I guess), and CC-ed to private@
>
>    * New account requests should only be made after a CLA is
>      recorded, and a PPMC doesn't (always) have access to the CLA
>      registry
>
>    (this from memory, I haven't read the new account docs for a while).
>
> Principally...
>    * getting 3 binding +1s from people on a formal PMC established by
>      the ASF board doesn't seem to be too "heavyweight" for something
>      as significant as creating shell/svn/email accounts and handing
>      out other committer privileges
>
> I think the vote should be by the PPMC, but there should be enough
> PMC members casting a vote to make it "super-duper-binding". That's
> what we did with harmony while it was incubating (eg votes on harmony-
> private@incubator, mentors always casting votes, too).

+1

- robert

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