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From Kay Schenk <kay.sch...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS][PMC] Proposed PMC List
Date Wed, 19 Sep 2012 19:26:05 GMT


On 09/19/2012 10:38 AM, Louis Suárez-Potts wrote:
>
> On 12-09-19, at 12:09 , Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
>
>> How would you deal with "opacity here as to how these names were
>> suggested"?  These are individual's stated preferences.  Nothing
>> more, nothing less.  Unless we require that everyone give a
>> complete, detailed justification for every name they pick, what can
>> we do?  A wiki certainly doesn't change that.
>
>
> It depends on how the wiki is set up. For instance, the header of the
> wiki could state, as the subject line here does,
> "Preference/Proposed…." and then go on in one sentence to explain,
> "the names proposed derive from the overall committer list (or
> whatever) and are those valued by the individual proposer. The final
> PMC list itself will likely change as the project evolves and will be
> composed of those names suggested here." It could then clarify who is
> able to propose names and stipulate a deadline.
>
> Further, it could clarify that in future, a different process
> operate, and that this process now is essentially ad hoc to resolve a
> late-summer slowdown stalemate.
>
> This page could further clarify what other pages do: the point of the
> PMC.
>
> In this way, a wiki can provide more than a mail list post.
>
> Louis
>

Yes, a wiki can provide more than a mail post, but I think this exercise 
is valid, and provides a convenient way for *anyone* on this list to 
express an "opinion" without explicitly stating why. I actually think 
this is a point in the mailing lists favor. This approach is simple and 
based on impressions of individuals involved with this project. I don't 
see much wrong with that. Picking "10" has been difficult for all of us, 
but I did understand that "10" was not a magic number for the final PMC.

I agree with Juergen that we should complete this circle. I've found it 
pretty interesting so far.

-- 
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MzK

"We never sit anything out. We are cups, constantly and quietly
  being filled.  The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and
  let the beautiful stuff out."
                          -- Ray Bradbury, "Zen in the Art of Writing"


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