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From Dave Birdsall <>
Subject Possible process improvement?
Date Wed, 14 Oct 2015 20:07:20 GMT

I’m a committer/PMC member on the Trafodion podling.

One thing I’m noticing about the new committer process // is that we
sometimes get hung up on the step, “Request creation of the committer

The reason for the hang up often seems to be, the new committer has
expressed a desire for a particular apache ID, but has not specified where
e-mail for that ID should be forwarded to.

Now, the iCLA form itself asks for the preferred apache ID. But that form
does not ask about forwarding e-mail ID. Too, the receipt of the iCLA is
forwarded to the podling’s private list, but not the iCLA itself.

Also, the committer accept template makes no mention of providing a
forwarding e-mail address.

So, the mentor has to ask. And the mentor often doesn’t have an e-mail
address for the new person. So that request has to be relayed through the
podling PMC private list, and someone there who knows the individual can

I can think of a couple of ways to make this more efficient.

1.       Change the iCLA to include forwarding e-mail address. And when the
iCLA is received, it is shared with the podling private list.

2.       Alternatively, change the committer accept template in // to ask for a
forwarding e-mail ID along with asking for the preferred apache ID.




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