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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: PPMC guidance on new committers
Date Thu, 31 May 2007 06:03:00 GMT
I'd like to discuss one detail of the process for new committers.

On May 30, 2007, at 10:56 PM, Craig L Russell wrote:

> If the nominee is already an Apache committer on another project,  
> the proposer asks the incubator PMC chair to update the  
> authorization file to include the nominee as a committer on the  
> podling. If the nominee is not already an Apache committer, the  
> incubator PMC member CC's both the Incubator PMC and the PPMC when  
> sending the necessary e-mails to root. Normally, the incubator PMC  
> member is a Mentor on the podling's PPMC but due to unavailability,  
> the proposer can ask any incubator PMC member.

Is it really required for the incubator PMC chair to update the  
authorization file? Seems like a single point of failure and a  
possible source of delay. Would it be ok for *any* incubator PMC  
member with write access to the authorization file to perform this  
task? There are lots of incubator PMC members with sufficient karma  
to do the deed.

The issue is probably not a problem on a "normal" PMC since the  
number of committer requests is low. But the incubator is in charge  
of dozens of podlings and it seems like this might be a bigger  
problem here.


Craig Russell

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