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From Steffen Rochel <>
Subject Re: [Discussion] PMC and Committer Courtesy: Only Propose Candidate in a Different Organization
Date Mon, 22 Oct 2018 00:06:28 GMT
Hi Tianqi -
+1 . I like the idea to grow diversity at the project and encourage
communication beyond people sitting next to each other. I also support the
way you described as guideline, not has a hard rule. I think it is
important we focus on merit and contributions when evaluating nominee for
committer and PPMC.

Carin started a draft document for revised criteria for committer and PPMC
I suggest to contribute, provide feedback and suggestion including your


On Sun, Oct 21, 2018 at 10:22 AM Tianqi Chen <> wrote:

> Dear MXNet Community:
> There has been a great discussion going on in terms of
> PMC/Committer Criteria.  As a community move forward, it is important to
> make the community inclusive to everyone and encourage folks to work
> together.
> I want to propose the following proposal courtesy: when a PMC proposes a
> committer/PMC member, for courtesy of the community, she/he should only
> propose a person from a different organization(company).
> The idea behind that is that the Apache project goes beyond a single
> organization, it is important to recognize others, including those from a
> different organization in the community, and get your merit being
> recognized by others.
> Admittedly, this would also give more "power" to the PMC members from
> minority organizations -- which I think is a good thing. This might also
> encourage everyone to work together and talk to folks who are beyond your
> next door
> Tianqi

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