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From Martin Stricker <shu...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: Charter Discussions
Date Fri, 25 May 2001 12:26:26 GMT
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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