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From Carl Trieloff <>
Subject Re: PPMC guidance on new committers
Date Wed, 30 May 2007 13:53:04 GMT
Craig L Russell wrote:
> Hi Carl,
> On May 30, 2007, at 6:14 AM, Carl Trieloff wrote:
>> One more question on this topic as I have also seen differing views 
>> from different members of the Incubator PMC on:  "Who can and who can 
>> not send the account setup mail to root?"
>> Given each new committer vote will have 3 PMC votes, why does a 
>> mentor have to send the account setup to root? Why can't the mail to 
>> root just contain a link to the vote result with 3 PMC members on it 
>> from the general list?
> This is a question that I believe only infrastructure can answer. The 
> issue is that right now, "root" has to respond only to emails from PMC 
> chairs, and it's easy to verify that it's really the PMC chair sending 
> the request.
>> Some PMC members have the view that any PPMC member should be able to 
>> send the account setup to root to learn the system, others say it has 
>> to be a mentor. Cliff has kindly taken care of most of these mail for 
>> us so far so this is more theoretical, however having clarity on this 
>> in the document would also be good as I have wondered about the 
>> reasoning behind this practice. If the mail to root has to be cc-ed 
>> to general list and PPMC  and has 3 PMC votes on it then it would 
>> seem to me that it could be send by anyone.
> If anyone can send the request, then "root" has to do more work by 
> verifying the vote thread, following the link provided in the message, 
> to make sure that the request is valid.
> I agree that it's better for the PPMC members themselves to be able to 
> make the request to root, but I'd have to leave it up to 
> infrastructure to decide if they can handle it.


Thanks, that is a meaningful/practical reason.

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