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From "Ted Leung" <twle...@sauria.com>
Subject Re: Charter Discussions
Date Wed, 30 May 2001 05:06:16 GMT
Well, it's never actually happened before, and it's not clear to me that
it will.   If we end up with every possible scenario, then we'll need
lawyers
to understand the thing.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Stricker" <shugal@gmx.de>
To: <general@xml.apache.org>
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2001 5:26 AM
Subject: Re: Charter Discussions


> Ted Leung schrieb:
> >
> > I share your concern, but I'd rather deal with this if it actually
happens.
> >
> > What do other people think?
>
> I think it's the wrong way to wait until somethink foreseeable bad
> happens and only react then. Our charter should be "debugged" right now!
> ;-))
>
> Best regards,
> Martin Stricker
>
> > ----- 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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