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From Marvin Humphrey <>
Subject Re: Request to join as initial committer
Date Sat, 11 Jun 2011 14:45:43 GMT
On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 05:28:59PM -0400, Joanmarie Diggs wrote:
> Sorry for this just-under-the-wire request, but I would love to be added
> to the list of initial committers if it is not too late.
> Most of my strengths are around accessibility:
> Volunteer Job:
> * Orca project lead (1+ years) and developer (5+ years)
> * GNOME Accessibility Project assistant to the lead (1+ year)
> Day Job:
> * Assistive Technology Specialist, Carroll Center for the Blind (15 years)


Technically, a VOTE is being taken by the Incubator PMC on a proposal which
includes a fixed list of initial committers.  The proposal was worked up on
the wiki, but it was frozen when it was included in the email which kicked off
the VOTE thread.  I believe that changing any aspect of that proposal now and
would require cancelling the vote and starting a new one.

However, one of the primary tasks of incubation is to expand the community, by
recognizing merit in those who are contributing, nominating them as
committers, conducting a vote, and then extending an invitation.  With you
stepping forward, it sounds as though one of the first activities of this
podling may be to figure out how to accept new people.  :)

Note that the period of quasi-open-enrollment that happens while a proposal to
enter incubation is under discussion is a special case (and is occasionally
controversial).  It will be up to the podling to determine how to deal with
additional volunteers who materialize during this time of limbo, and to
determine what thresholds of contribution spawn committership offers in the


Marvin Humphrey

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