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From Ariel Rabkin <asrab...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Retirement decision making
Date Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:46:04 GMT
On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 4:27 AM, Ross Gardler <rgardler@opendirective.com>wrote:

> On 30 November 2012 00:52, Benson Margulies <bimargulies@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Hard cases make bad law. The rough parameters of the recent 'small
> > graduates' was that they had around 5 initial PMC members, and some
> > detectable evidence that all of them were in the reasonably regular
> > habit of contributing code, let alone voting for releases. If we
> > insist on testing the absolute lower limit of viability, we're may
> > bump into the absurd.
> >
>
> +1 (where "reasonably regular habit of contributing code" should be
> "reasonably regular habit of contributing in some way" - that is only being
> active in PMC duties would be fine, need not be active committer, as long
> as it is responsible activity (i.e. voting from an informed position)
>


Yes.  Particularly for more mature code-bases, I'd put a lot of weight on
whether people are around to answer user questions -- quite possibly,
explaining the system helps attract new users more than tinkering with it
does.

--Ari

-- 
Ari Rabkin asrabkin@gmail.com
Princeton Computer Science Department

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