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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept Click for Incubation
Date Fri, 18 Jul 2008 17:59:09 GMT
I'm forced to vote -1 for the following section, the rest reads fine, and
I think my concerns can be quickly addressed by the proposers;

>> == Meritocracy ==
>>
>> Click was developed by Malcolm Edgar in 2003 publicly released in March
>> 2005. Since then there have been contributions from a number of
>> developers across the world. New contributors are encouraged to provide
>> patches, and later commit privileges are assigned to them. In 2008 Bob
>> Schellink joined Malcolm Edgar as a joint lead on the project after
>> contributing to the project for a number of years.

It's clear that Malcolm has much to be proud of in putting this project
together, and good that Bob has joined him as project lead.

There are no "project leads" at the ASF.  All committers who become a member
of the PMC shall have an equal say in the project.  This can cause a great
amount of friction when the project is perceived to be "owned" by a small
subset of the pmc members.  Explosions within such projects happen at least
once a year, sometimes for the better and often for the worse.

I would have hoped that under Meritocracy, something about the transition
from benevolent dictator to project management committee would be said.
I would like to know, for example, if every committer will become a PPMC
member, or if this is a PPMC of two (Malcomb and Bob).

Bill

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