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From "Peter B. West" <pbw...@powerup.com.au>
Subject Re: [Fwd: Updates to charter]
Date Tue, 01 Jul 2003 11:06:56 GMT
Berin et al,

Berin Lautenbach wrote:
> All,
> Am hoping (but not expecting :>) that no comments means no issues?
> Can we re-try the vote - maybe next week to give everyone time to comment?

I'll just comment to clarify my attitude to some of the points.

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Updates to charter
> Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 20:22:50 +1000
> From: Berin Lautenbach <berin@ozemail.com.au>
> To: Apache XML General <general@xml.apache.org>, pmc <pmc@xml.apache.org>

> This is starting to get rather big and unwieldy.  I wonder if we might
> be better off taking the last three sections (and a few other parts) out
> of the charter.  A lot of this is discussed on the mission/guidelines
> section of the web page.  Does it really need to be in the charter?
> To me a charter should be the basic governance structure of the project.
>  We can derive everything else separately.
> Thoughts?  +/-?

Agree entirely.

My attitude is that the charter should outline the areas of 
responsibility of the PMC, including oversight of the subprojects, and 
the provision of guidelines for everyone involved at the XML and 
sub-project level.  Hence the suggestion of documents detailing the 
procedures for contributors, committers and PMC members, mentioned, but 
not contained, in the charter as documents for which the PMC is 
responsible.  An important example would be the startup and reporting 
requirements for subprojects, and the support sub-projects can expect 
from the project level.

If there is general agreement on the principle here, then we need to 
work out just what external documents are required, and what the 
procedures for their modification should be.

Peter B. West  http://www.powerup.com.au/~pbwest/resume.html

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