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From Curt Arnold <carn...@apache.org>
Subject Inactive PMC members
Date Thu, 08 Feb 2007 20:44:37 GMT
The current Logging Service bylaws (http://logging.apache.org/site/ 
bylaws.html) provides for a status of "emeritus" PMC member if a  
member has not contributed to the project in 6 months.  The ASF  
bylaws (http://www.apache.org/foundation/bylaws.html) don't address  
"emeritus" PMC members.  The PMC is charged with "active management  
of one or more projects" and it is hard to reconcile an inactive  
member of an committee charged with "active management".  The ASF  
bylaws establish that the PMC is a creation of the board and the  
board has control over the PMC membership.  Any role the PMC on its  
own membership is strictly advisory, the board can add or remove  
members without consultation with the PMC (though I'm sure it would  
do so only under extreme conditions).

All that was to preface a review of the PMC membership and their  
recent contributions to the project.  The following PMC members  
appear to have exceeded at 6 month without a post in the mailing lists:

Michael Catanzarati: Last posting on log4cxx-dev on 2004-11-04
Christophe de Vienne: Last posting on log4cxx-dev on 2005-05-16
Marco Vassura: Last posting on log4php-dev on 2006-01-25
Mark Womack: Last posting on log4j-dev on 2006-02-07

Ceki Gulcu still occasionally posts on the mailing lists but has not  
contributed code since starting SLF4J.org and the logback project.

I'm going to send each an email stating their apparent inactivity and  
asking them to make a statement on this mailing list regarding their  
status.  Obviously, the project would benefit from their leadership.   
However, if they do not anticipate participating in the management of  
the project, then deep thanks for their contribution and an exit from  
the PMC would be in order.

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