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From "Stefano Bagnara (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (LEGAL-29) Document "Legal Affairs" and "Infrastructure" committees
Date Fri, 20 Jun 2008 12:33:45 GMT

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Stefano Bagnara commented on LEGAL-29:
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Robert pointed me to /committers/board/committee-info.txt in the private repository.
It contains member lists for "Legal Affairs" and "Infrastructure" committees. 

Maybe there is no need to make the list public (there is not such list for Projects PMC, too),
but at least to have a description of what is their role and what are their duties it would
help.

> Document "Legal Affairs" and "Infrastructure" committees 
> ---------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: LEGAL-29
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-29
>             Project: Legal Discuss
>          Issue Type: Task
>            Reporter: Stefano Bagnara
>
> Here here: http://www.apache.org/foundation/ we have "V.P., Legal Affairs    Sam Ruby".
> There is no other information about the committee.
> Discussing with Robert Burrell Donking about the process to create/alter ASF policies
here is his sentence:
> ----------
> members appoints and oversees the board. the board appoints committees from the membership
to deal day to day with some matters. in this case, the policy is set by infrastructure and
legal-affairs committers. changing policy means lobbying these committees who will then consider
proposals and take them to the membership. i'm a member and on the legal-affairs committee
but IIRC i haven't spoken with that hat on in this forum.
> ----------
> The www.apache.org does not have big references to this "Legal Affairs" and "Infrastructure"
committees and what they are their duties and member list.
> I think this stuff should be public and documented (maybe I didn't find it). I'm not
able to propose text and places for this, because even if I am a PMC committer I don't have
this knowledge.

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