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From Alexandro Colorado <...@openoffice.org>
Subject Re: Committers and Contributors and PPMC
Date Thu, 14 Jul 2011 19:10:25 GMT
On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 1:59 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton <dennis.hamilton@acm.org
> wrote:

> It is important to distinguish between contributors generally and the
> subset of contributors who happen to be committers.  There are technical
> prerequisites and prerogatives to being a committer.
>

Might be good to have it on the wiki as on defined roles. I am sure apache
has that somewhere but is easier to point people to an OOo structure site.
Right now we only hang a list of people involved with the project.



> Many people have been contributors to OpenOffice.org when it was under the
> stewardship of Sun and Oracle.  Many of those individuals, and others, are
> contributing here via the ooo-dev list, the community wiki, and even
> submission of patches.  Contribution of code and patches and bug reports is
> currently rather limited until the code base has moved and there is an issue
> tracker in place.  There is opportunity for extensive contribution of all
> kinds.
>
> All contributions matter and a lively contributor community is critical.
>  The committers simply have more they can do with regard to making changes
> directly rather than submitting them to a committer for review and
> acceptance.
>
> Not all committers are on the PPMC (and, although rare in practice, not all
> PPMC members need be committers).  The Initial Committers are also invited
> to be PPMC members and it is their option to join or not.  Ordinarily,
> invitation of a committer to join the PPMC is done separately.
>
> The PPMC deals with private matters (e.g., the invitation of committers and
> PPMC members) and security issues that require discretion and secrecy
> leading up to resolution.
>
> It is my impression (based on no experience at all) that when issues come
> to a vote on the ooo-dev list, PPMC member votes are binding and the votes
> of other project contributors and observers are not, although I am confident
> that non-binding votes are given careful attention.
>
>  - Dennis
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: eric b [mailto:eric.bachard@free.fr]
> Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2011 10:12
> To: ooo-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Commiters list
>
> Hi,
>
>
> Le 14 juil. 11 à 18:50, Frank Peters a écrit :
>
> > Eric,
> >
> >> On this page http://incubator.apache.org/projects/
> >> openofficeorg.html ,
> >> there is a list of commiters. So far, I participated to the incubator
> >> project, and I thought I was counted in the list.
> >
> > are you a committer (i.e. do you have commit rights)?
> >
>
>
> I'm listed on the incubator wiki page : http://wiki.apache.org/
> incubator/OpenOfficeProposal
>
> As "Initial Commiter"
>
>
>
> >> Did I miss something ? How to be added in the list ?
> >
> > Become a committer. I think you will need to be invited by the PPMC.
>
>
> I'm not sure to understand the "not invited".  As reminder, I'm
> OpenOffice.org developer since 2005, and did a lot for OpenOffice.org.
>
> I really wonder what happens.
>
>
>
> > But for that, you will need to sign a CLA which you do not want to
> > do as you stated earlier.
> >
>
> In the current list, not everybody signed the ICLA, so why is it
> important ?
>
>
> Regards,
> Eric Bachard
>
>
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*Alexandro Colorado*
*OpenOffice.org* Español
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