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From Patrick Hunt <ph...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Concerning Sentry: A disagreement over the Apache Way and graduation
Date Wed, 04 Nov 2015 17:06:02 GMT
On Wed, Nov 4, 2015 at 8:35 AM, Joe Brockmeier <jzb@zonker.net> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 4, 2015, at 11:26 AM, Patrick Hunt wrote:
> > So you are -1 then. That's fine. But it gets back to my original concern.
> > It's artificial. I can go back to the Sentry community and say "hey, you
> > need some PPMC members, vote some in" and they might do it. It was
> > already
> > mentioned earlier in this thread that one of the mentors feels that a
> > couple of committers are ready. If they come back in a week and say "hey,
> > we just voted in 3 new ppmc members, now we're ready right?" you'll be
> > fine
> > with that? This is why I highlighted it as artificial.
>
> FWIW I agree with you that it's "artificial" and for a podling that's
> motivated to graduate (which Sentry appears to be) it's not hard to
> paper that over and just say "OK, if we want to graduate, let's tick
> this checkbox."
>
> Not having new PPMC folks is a symptom of what concerns me about Sentry.
> I didn't see a focus on adding committers until prodded. I don't see a
> focus on growing committers to become PMC members minus mentor prodding.
> If a project cares about sustainability and growth, shouldn't it be
> having these discussions? Their absence concerns me greatly.
>
>
In my experience "growing the community" is hard. It's very easy to say,
hard to do. Keep in mind all the things we're asking a bunch of folks to do
- look at this thread.

Patrick


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