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From Justin Mclean <>
Subject Re: Meritocracy, initial contributors and (Incubator) Proposals
Date Sat, 26 Jan 2019 19:06:15 GMT

> Is everyone just added to the list of contributors/PMC members?

In my experience for a project going via the incubator generally anyone who asks is added
(I can only recall one case where this was not the case and it had a very large list of initial

For straight to TLPs that’s not been the case but given they are fairly rare and each different
it’s going to depend.

> Now, I know some of the people who have contacted me, and I am honored that
> they chose to work with me/us on this project. Most people on here I have
> never met though and even though I may have read some names on the mailing
> list I have no way of assessing whether they are a good fit for a project.

Perhaps list out what you see as a good fit / what you are looking for in an initial committer
and let people judge themselves against that?

> On the other hand, it would be a pity to have a PMC/initial contributors
> list with inactive people and no way to "prune" it. 

There is no issue with having inactive PMC members, and no project bylaws/guidlines I’m
aware are based on total number. 

If you go via the incubator you can also prune the PMC on graduation by asking who wants to
stay on.

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