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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: Responsibilities of the PPMC
Date Mon, 19 Feb 2007 23:01:38 GMT

On Feb 19, 2007, at 5:04 PM, Craig L Russell wrote:

> On Feb 19, 2007, at 10:27 AM, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>>> I started with something like this, but don't like the way it  
>>> sounded:
>>> It should be a goal of a project to have all committers  
>>> participate in the PPMC. A committer who expresses interest in  
>>> the governance of the project should ask to become part of the  
>>> PPMC. Membership in the PPMC should be gated by continued  
>>> commitment to the project and an expressed interest in PPMC  
>>> membership.
>> I don't like that either - i don't like the idea of having people  
>> ask, because then there's the uncomfortable part of saying "no".   
>> I'd much rather encourage (P)PMCs to take an *active* role in this  
>> kind of community development, rather than re-active, which is  
>> what you are proposing.
> Actually I'm copying verbatim from another discussion on the  
> incubator, that I naively thought was consensus -- turned out to be  
> just a well-argumented position from another incubator member.

heh :)

>> maybe I'm naive - I want to see Apache communities develop a sense  
>> of independent identity and community, and that actually takes  
>> committment and effort by those participating.
> I agree. I'll come up with another version of the PPMC proposal and  
> run it by the general list again.
> Thanks for all your comments. They give me a much better  
> appreciation for what we're looking for.

At the end of the day, they are just my POV :)  I think I'll go look  
at the incubator list...

> Craig
> Craig Russell
> clr@apache.org http://db.apache.org/jdo

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