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From "David O'Hallaron" <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Tashi
Date Wed, 23 Jul 2008 14:36:49 GMT
No worries. I've removed the entry on the wiki version of the proposal
at It now reads

Initially, there will be one committer each from Carnegie Mellon and
Intel Research:
 * Michael Stroucken (
 * Michael Ryan (


On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 8:36 PM, William A. Rowe, Jr.
<> wrote:
> Doug Cutting wrote:
>> Noel J. Bergman wrote:
>>> With respect to "Initially, we plan to start with one committer each from
>>> Carnegie Mellon and Intel Research, with a Yahoo committer to be
>>> determined
>>> later", that's awkwardly phrased.  It appears to imply a corporate
>>> representative doing commits for "hidden" people, something that we
>>> consider
>>> to be an anti-pattern.
>> That is not the intent.  The intent is for Yahoo! to assign someone to
>> work on this project as a direct contributor.  But that person has not yet
>> been identified.
>>> Whomever is to be actively involved in development
>>> should be on the committer list.  If it is just a community of just The
>>> Two
>>> Michaels, fine, but the wording should be rephrased.
>> +1 If Y! does not name someone soon, then that entry should be removed.  A
>> committer from Y! can always be added later, based on merit.
> No; the entry should be removed now.
> Yahoo the Company cannot place a reservation on a place at the table for
> an unnamed body.  This is not how the ASF works.  Nor are committers
> expressed as delegates of the institutions the work for/study at.
> This places a cloud over the acceptance of this particular project, and
> I would encourage everyone to be sure their mentors/champions review the
> text before posting a proposal for incubation..
> Bill
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-- David O'Hallaron
-- Director, Intel Research Pittsburgh
-- Assoc Prof of CS and ECE, Carnegie Mellon University

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