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From Ross Gardler <rgard...@opendirective.com>
Subject Re: How do we want to announce new Committers/PPMC members
Date Thu, 29 Sep 2011 19:17:52 GMT
On 29 September 2011 20:16, Ross Gardler <rgardler@opendirective.com> wrote:
> On 29 September 2011 19:03, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>> On Thu, Sep 29, 2011 at 1:55 PM, Ross Gardler
>> <rgardler@opendirective.com> wrote:
>>> Sent from my mobile device, please forgive errors and brevity.
>>> On Sep 29, 2011 6:01 PM, "Rob Weir" <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> A recent press article suggested that this project had not had any new
>>>> committers since the project started.  This is false. But it would be
>>>> hard to tell that, looking at our mailing list or website.
>>>>
>>>> So far we've been quiet about new committers.  We have the votes,
>>>> process the paper work, etc., on the ooo-private list.
>>>>
>>>> Some Apache projects announce each new committer to their main mailing
>>>> list.  Others don't.   We're received mixed advice from our mentors.
>>>
>>> Really? I've not seen anyone say don't announce committers. The ASF is all
>>> about merit, why would one not give credit where credit is due?
>>>
>>
>> Check your archives for ooo-private, July 8th.
>
> [ooo-dev readers should note that this thread occured on ooo-private
> at a time when mentors were still having to say "this should not be on
> the private list", in fact I say it myself in the above thread. The
> topic is do we announce new committers, no decision was made and Rob
> has now done a great job of bringing it to the public list for a
> decision]
>
> OK, so in that thread one mentor said their project does not do public
> welcome messages for new committers.
>
> My own contribution to that thread was:
>
> See "Committer Announce Template" at
> http://community.apache.org/newcommitter.html for a suggested
> template.
>
> If you do a search of Apache mailing lists in general you will find
> that the majoirty do (I was unaware that even a single project does
> not, but the ASF is a big place).

Sorry, I meant to include a link to such a search:
http://markmail.org/search/?q=new+committer+list%3Aapache

>
> I do agree with the word of caution in that thread, which you capture
> well in your opening mail (i.e. it's a welcome not a congratulations).
>
> Ross
>



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Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
Programme Leader (Open Development)
OpenDirective http://opendirective.com

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