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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: Request for comments: Community Wiki Services web page.
Date Mon, 08 Aug 2011 01:30:52 GMT

On Aug 7, 2011, at 6:03 PM, Rob Weir wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 7, 2011 at 8:41 PM, TJ Frazier <> wrote:
>> Rob,
>> On 8/7/2011 19:53, Rob Weir wrote:
>> [snip]
>>> I assuming that under the name "branding changes" we include:
>> [snip]
>>> 5) Suspension of legacy wiki admins or other super users who have not
>>> been appointed to their role by the PPMC.  We could be proactive in
>>> this by identifying such users and inviting them to join the project
>>> now, to ensure no loss of continuity.
>> Methinks I see a small change in the qualifications. As one such user
>> (sysop), I gladly volunteer to continue in that role. I can submit an iCLA,
>> if that would help (it's on my WIGATI list). Since I rarely, if ever, make
>> any substantial contributions, I don't expect to become a committer; I just
>> do little stuff.
> Thanks, T.J.    I hope you do continue volunteering.
> I'd like to at least see a list of all existing super-users on the
> wiki, so we can confirm:

I see that the rising tide of emails today have made it so that even you, Rob, does not read
everything :-D

Try and choose the different groups.


> 1) That they are interesting in remaining active on the wiki.  Having
> abandoned admin accounts would be bad for security.
> 2) That they are signed up on the ooo-dev list.  I think it is hard to
> be a an effective wiki admin, reviewing content, etc. and making
> judgement calls, and encouraging editors, if you are not following the
> progress of the project discussions on its main list.
> 3) That the PPMC agrees to appoint them to their role as admin,
> moderator or whatever.  That is the accountability.  Just as an admin
> and moderator acts on user behavior that is inappropriate, the PPMC
> may need to act on admin or moderator behavior that is inappropriate.
> And of course, the Apache Board is there to act on PMC behavior that
> is inappropriate.  And the Board is elected by Apache Members.  So
> there is accountability to the community all around.
> As for being a committer, I wouldn't hold that to be a requirement for
> being a wiki admin/moderator.  I think being appointed and answerable
> to the PPMC is sufficient.  But you should know that a committer is
> about commitment to the project and a record of contributions, which
> can be of various kinds.  It is not just coding or writing doc.  It
> could be a a record of stellar work on the wiki, encouraging new
> editors, shaping the direction of the wiki, growing the community,
> etc., as an admin/moderator.
> -Rob
>> --
>> /tj/
>> T. J. Frazier
>> Melbourne, FL
>> (TJFrazier on OO.o)

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