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From Dan Milstein <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] New Committer: Amy Roh
Date Mon, 12 Mar 2001 20:53:09 GMT
I have to say that I am a bit uncomfortable with this.  The guidelines on
the website say (

"Developers who give frequent and valuable contributions to a subproject of
the Project can have their status promoted to that of a "Committer" for that

It sounds like Amy has contributed good work which people at Sun have seen,
but, as a developer who only communicates via the list, I haven't seen
anything she's done (I haven't missed any things she's submitted, have I?  I
have this vague memory of ezmlm complaining about not being able reach me). 
I'm also not clear if her documentation and test cases are part of the TC
4.x code base or part of the JSP spec (since she's working on the
"JSP/Servlet Team")

I don't want this to turn into a Sun-bashing thread -- I think it is
*fantastic* that Sun is giving excellent developers a chance to work
full-time on an open source Tomcat.  And I would love to have more people
who can contribute to the project.

But I think those guidelines are important -- in terms of our social
organization, I think it is reasonable to require a new developer to submit
patches and ideas to the list at large, so that, when they are proposed as a
committer, everyone can feel that they're voting for a known quantity.

Furthermore, since I've been involved, that process has actually occurred
very quickly (which I think is great).  Once someone has contributed a few
solid patches, everyone is ready to give them commit access.

If I'm missing part of the story, I'd be happy to change my mind, but I
guess I'm -1 until I can better understand what Amy's "frequent and valuable
contributions" have been.


"Craig R. McClanahan" wrote:
> Amy has recently joined the JSP/Servlet team at Sun, and has contributed
> several documentation updates and new tests for the test harness.  She
> would like to work on bug fixes, as well as participate in the development
> of better admin tools, primarily on the Tomcat 4.0 code base.
> Votes please?
> Craig McClanahan
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