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From Marvin Humphrey <>
Subject Re: The podling initial committers issue
Date Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:29:26 GMT
On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 12:33 AM, Martijn Dashorst
<> wrote:

> Perhaps the initial committers list should be split into two:
>  - interested developers
>  - initial committers
> This way a podling can engage with the interested developers and
> quickly form an (expanded) community. IMO when an existing project
> comes in, the initial committers list should consist of the original
> committers. Anyone interested should be added to interested
> developers.
> Empty, new proposals can either start with a list of initial
> committers or with a list of interested developers who get voted in by
> the mentors as they engage in a community on dev@.
> Existing projects can add new interested developers to either list,
> depending on what their preference is. I'd expect Apache committers
> with no prior stake in the project to explicitly ask to be listed as
> merely an interested developer and earn their merit through
> contribution rather than moving directly to committership.


Adding an "Interested Developers" section is an improvement over the patch to
the proposal template suggested at the top of the thread because it gives
newcomers a way to express interest and the proposed podling a way to say
"Thanks!  I've added you..." instead of "Thanks but...".

The new section should contain a note guiding interested parties to send email
to general@incubator asking to be added.

Martijn's suggestion preserves the best aspects of "open enrollment" while
appropriately delaying delicate discussions about meritocracy and openness
until incubation is underway.

Marvin Humphrey

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