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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Having New Committers also be on the PPMC
Date Fri, 30 Sep 2011 17:47:57 GMT
On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 1:32 PM, Ross Gardler
<> wrote:
> May I observe that this thread should be about what is right for AOOo. What
> others do and whether that is right or wrong is irrelevant here unless we
> are using it to inform our decision. Lets not have yet another "us" and
> "them" argument.

We've talked about other Apache projects, and what they do.  It is a
fair point to talk about what other open source projects do as well.
Finding out what "is right for AOOo" is not something best done with
our eyes shut.

I agree let's not make it adversarial.  But I would be interested to
know why Simon speaks up in favor of us have a congress-sized PMC, but
has not made a similar recommendation for TDF/LO.  If there is a good
answer, I'm sure it would be relevant to our discussions, since the
projects are otherwise very similar.  In other words, is TDF/LO
governance a different solution to the same problem?  Or a different
problem altogether?  If the former, then what went wrong there that
leads Simon to make a different recommendation for AOOo?


> Sent from my mobile device, please forgive errors and brevity.
> On Sep 30, 2011 6:28 PM, "Rob Weir" <> wrote:
>> On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 1:15 PM, Norbert Thiebaud <>
> wrote:
>>> On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 10:35 AM, Rob Weir <> wrote:
>>>> BTW, LO/TDF has a steering committee of what?  13 people total?  Have
>>>> you recommending to them that they put their entire elected membership
>>>> into a "flat" leadership structure?  Or is that wisdom, by your grace,
>>>> reserved for us alone?
>>> Rob, you are comparing Apple and Oranges. The Steering Committee, soon
>>> to be BoD, is not similar to a  PMC. It is similar, in function, to
>>> the Apache Board.
>> OK. I'll give you an apple then. Who approves your releases? The
>> Engineering Steering Committee? How many members are there? Who
>> approves Engineering Steering Committee members? Add those two
>> committees together and what do you get? Anything close to 72
>> members?
>> -Rob
>>> Norbert

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