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From ant elder <ant.el...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: It's all about the Mentor role
Date Mon, 06 Feb 2012 07:51:37 GMT
On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 1:27 AM, Craig L Russell
<craig.russell@oracle.com> wrote:

>
> Pain point 1: Podlings have to beg for binding votes for new committers. If
> mentors are required to vote on new committers for their podlings, there are
> three binding votes and the subsequent incubator pmc vote is just a
> formality.
>

This was changed a while back so is no longer an issue. See the
"Voting in a new committer" section at
http://incubator.apache.org/guides/ppmc.html:

"...If there is consensus that the proposed member is suitable, then
there should be a formal vote in the PPMC private alias, with the
subject line of [VOTE] Joe Bob as committer. The [VOTE] message should
be forwarded to the IPMC ( private@incubator.apache.org) to notify
them that the vote is underway. To be successful the vote requires at
least one +1 from a podling mentor, or, if no mentors are available,
from an Incubator PMC member."

TBH i'd have been happier without the required +1 from mentor or IPMC
member but it seemed acceptable to get this change through at the time
and i don't think anyone has had to wait or beg for new committer
votes since we made the change.

   ...ant

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