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From "Ted Leung" <twle...@sauria.com>
Subject Re: VOTE: PMC size
Date Wed, 07 Mar 2001 04:47:38 GMT
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From: "Arved Sandstrom" <Arved_37@chebucto.ns.ca>
To: <general@xml.apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 06, 2001 3:24 PM
Subject: Re: VOTE: PMC size

> At 01:42 PM 3/6/01 -0800, Ted Leung wrote:
> >Good thoughts Arved,
> >
> >I like the idea of not trying to invent the whole wheel at once.
> >I'm in favor of an initially small PMC -- I think 5 is a good odd number.
> >3 is just a little too small for me.  Let's give that initial body very
> >limited
> >and restricted responsibilities to help get some of these other ideas
> >organized
> >(like working groups or the AMC or what have your).  If it turns out that
> >this
> >particular body of people does a really good job (which is not at all
> >at this point), and some of these new ideas are worth formalizing either
> >part of the PMC or some other structural entity, then we can have an all
> >committer vote at that time.  This lets us put something in place now so
> >we can get to the real discussion about synchronization, cooperation, and
> >so on.  We aren't forced to commit to a whole bunch of other stuff, but
> >also have way to add some of that other stuff as our collective thoughts
> >mature.  We, the xml project have never had a project-wide public
> >on this stuff before, so I think that the whole community need some time
> >discuss and meet each other.  I think that a new PMC should be trying to
> >facilitate
> >that set of discussions.
> >
> >Ted
> Absolutely, this can and probably ought to be a gradual (albeit not too
> slow, I think) process. Bite-size chunks, so to speak.
> In any case we need an official PMC, and at least 3 of us are cool with a
> round number of 5. I'll make a motion that we (that is, all committers)
> on creating a PMC with 5 members, all chosen from committers, and this
> will have those responsibilities that are currently mandated by the ASF
> board for PMCs. If we vote that in, we can actually then vote in 5 people
> after a quick round of volunteering and nominations.
> If we put wings on this we can at least have our most straightforward
> obligation taken care of before mid-month, probably.
> Regards,
> Arved
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