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From James Melton <james.mel...@cylogix.com>
Subject Re: Volunteers needed: Reboot of the XML 'PMC'.
Date Thu, 01 Mar 2001 16:13:07 GMT
It seems from reading the existing bylaws that there is nothing to
prevent the PMC from doing as you suggested. Rather than actually
changing the bylaws, perhaps another category under "Roles and
Responsibilities" (http://xml.apache.org/roles.html) could include
"Temporary Working Groups":

"Temporary Working Groups are created by the PMC to resolve issues that
require more attention than the PMC can provide directly. Typically
these are issues that affect multiple subprojects. Members are drawn
from the Open Source community and are appointed by the PMC. The Working
Group acts in place of the PMC to resolve an issue, and upon resolution
the group dissolves."


Fotis Jannidis wrote:
> From:                   Dirk-Willem van Gulik <dirkx@covalent.net>
> > Care to write it down in such a way as it would appear ? I.e. see
> > the web site for what is there now (xml.apache.org/misson.html
> > et.al.) and see what you would come up with - possibly with > '
> > footnotes' where needed to explain what is really meant.
> What I had in mind would be an addition on the page
> http://xml.apache.org/management.html section "Roles".
> >>>
> The PMC is responsible for the strategic direction and success of
> the xml.apache.org Project. This governing body is expected
> to ensure the project's welfare and guide its overall direction. The
> PMC may not necessarily participate in the day-to-day coding but
> is involved in the overall development plans, the alleviation of any
> bottlenecks, the resolution of conflicts, and the overall technical
> success of the project.
> <<<
> NEW:
> In order to handle problems concerning more than one sub project
> the PMC can create working groups with volunteers from all
> Apache projects. [Footnote / Addition:  These working
> groups are task oriented and dissolved as soon as the
> problem is solved or some agreement has been found.]
> Fotis
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