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From "Ted Leung" <twle...@sauria.com>
Subject Re: Charter Discussions
Date Thu, 24 May 2001 18:12:06 GMT
I share your concern, but I'd rather deal with this if it actually happens.

What do other people think?

Ted
----- Original Message -----
From: <neilg@ca.ibm.com>
To: <general@xml.apache.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2001 6:23 AM
Subject: Re: Charter Discussions


>
>
>
> Hi folks,
>
> The proposed charter contains this sentence describing the process for
> adding committers:
>
> ``New committers are added when a developer is nomonated by a committer
and
> is
> approved by at least 50% of the committers for that subproject, with no
> "no" votes.''
>
> For this to work, one would have to know who all the committers for a
given
> subproject are; I for one don't know how to access this information.  I
> also wonder whether other subprojects are like the one I commit to
> (Xerces-j), where there are a number of very active committers and other
> committers whose circumstances are such as not to allow them to commit all
> that often.  As time goes by and more committers are added to a
> subproject--and, one would think, more committers move on to bigger and
> better things, yet remain on the list of committers--I wonder whether it
> might not be difficult to get 50% of all committers to a subproject to
cast
> a vote to add a new committer.
>
> To avoid this potential death from growth, as it were, I'd propose to
> change the above to read something like:
>
> ``New committers are added when a developer is nomonated by a committer
and
> is
> approved by at least 50% of the committers for that subproject, or by at
> least 5 committers to that subproject within 2 weeks of the nomination,
> with no
> "no" votes.''
>
> I'd suggest 2 weeks should be plenty of time for someone to exercise a
> veto.
>
> Cheers,
> Neil
>
> Neil Graham
> XML Parser Development
> IBM Toronto Lab
> Phone:  416-448-3519, T/L 778-3519
> E-mail:  neilg@ca.ibm.com
>
>
>
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