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From Pier Fumagalli <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] New Committer Dan Sandberg
Date Fri, 24 May 2002 22:41:31 GMT <> wrote:

> On Fri, 24 May 2002, Pier Fumagalli wrote:
>> Just one question on this. Being a committer implies that you're going to
>> have the right (and the due, of course, like in any good democracy) to (for
>> example) elect PMC members, have -also- a some sort of responsibility over
>> what you do, and what others do, meaning code reviews, deciding on the
>> future of the whole tomcat project, voting on future release plans and
>> such... As I said, this is not only a right, but also a responsibility. As a
>> committer you _should_ be doing that.
>> Now, my question is, do you want _at_this_point_ to have that
>> responsibility? Are you interested? I don't want to sound bad, but hey
>> everything comes at a price :) :) :)
> Most tomcat commiters review only a small ammount of the commits, that
> is relevant to what they know.  Voting ( or beeing voted ) in PMC is
> optional. 
> If you want to know the real price of becoming a commiter - it's
> loosing all control over the code you write, having to play flame wars
> and grow a thick skin. And you may spend many weekends doing work
> that is just thrown away.
> Pier is right in this aspect - and I fully agree with him that
> beeing a jakarta commiter comes at a much bigger price than you
> may think.  
> If you want my advice - create a sourceforge account, do all the work
> on SSI there, and have fun. ( and maybe give access to other
> tomcat commiters who are interested to work on SSI ).

Very constructive, Costin, indeed... See my next email (at least I'm trying
to propose something)...


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