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From Barrie Treloar <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Should the Maven PMC be an example of how we want the Maven Community to behave (was Re: svn commit: r1506778 - /maven/site/trunk/content/markdown/
Date Fri, 02 Aug 2013 07:42:26 GMT
>>  About growing the PMC, I suppose we're looping here ;-). IIUC, again, I
>> think the point is precisely to define those values/rules to be able to
>> induct more serenely new PMC members while asking them to adhere to those
>> definitions.
> I think that, so far, this idea has not found much favour with the broader
> community.
> I am not sure how you get someone to promise not to undertake enhancements
> that result in too much code or add too much functionality.
> The actual wording of the proposed litmus test only indirectly addressed
> this and seemed to be an attempt to codify a personality conflict with rules
> that would hurt the long-term viability of the project by replacing
> innovation with the group-think of an inner clique.
> It also seemed to go against the principle of open source.
> At least, that was the way it appeared to me as a community member outside
> the PMC.

At the moment, the words themselves are meaningless (as they are still
up for debate - and why this thread was created, so that they could be
crafted by the community).

Once there is some consensus they will be used in the future.

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