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From Marvin Humphrey <mar...@rectangular.com>
Subject Re: PPMC to IPMC
Date Wed, 18 Jan 2012 22:28:01 GMT
On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 12:41:32PM -0800, Joe Schaefer wrote:
> Taking a larger interest beyond a podling is nice but not required for IPMC
> membership.

+1, not a requirement.

> We certainly don't expect members to do anything like that, so why should we
> expect it of non-members?

Let's separate Incubator policy from my advice to Karl and other potential
IPMC aspirants.

Regarding Incubator policy, it may be useful to do something as liberal as
placing PPMC members on the IPMC as soon as we think they can be trusted with
a binding vote for their own podling releases.  That will also give them a
binding vote on other IPMC issues, but will it cause problems?  I dunno.
We've talked about shrinking the IPMC to a core of people who really know and
care about the Incubator, and this goes the opposite direction -- but it does
solve some difficult problems without compromising the ASF's legal chain of
authority over releases.

For individuals who want to be on the IPMC, you will probably get noticed
faster if you contribute to the Incubator as an instititution -- and even
better, you will gain valuable experience regarding community, legal policies
and how the ASF works which will help your podling succeed over the long haul.
So I think it is in the interest of potential candidates to get involved, even
if the IPMC states that it's not a requirement.

Marvin Humphrey


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