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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: Open enrollment
Date Mon, 28 May 2012 16:22:36 GMT
On 28 May 2012 16:56, Marvin Humphrey <marvin@rectangular.com> wrote:
> On Mon, May 28, 2012 at 5:34 AM, Ross Gardler
> <rgardler@opendirective.com> wrote:
>>> However, I am uncomfortable with the exclusivity of language like "The initial
>>> committers will be made up exclusively from existing contributors".
>>
>> Why? Specifically, imagine a new project coming into the incubator.
>> They have a vibrant and healthy community. They already operate
>> according to the Apache Way. They want to limit initial contributors
>> to those who have already demonstrated merit in the project. Their
>> justification is that everyone who is currently a committer earned
>> that right through hard work and they don't want to undermine that by
>> giving Joe Blogs the power of veto over critical decisions until they
>> too have proven themselves.
>>
>> In such circumstances why, as an IPMC member, would you object to this
>> approach?
>
> Hmm, there must have been a serious failure of communication between us if
> think I'd object to that. :\

OK, it's just that the comment from you quoted above ("I am
uncomfortable with the exclusivity of language like "The initial
 committers will be made up exclusively from existing contributors".)
seemed pretty final. If that was not the intention then all is good.
I'm certainly in agreement that open enrollment should be an option
not a requirement.

Ross

Ross

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