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From Berin Lautenbach <be...@ozemail.com.au>
Subject Re: Re: XML PMC and Oversight
Date Wed, 19 Nov 2003 02:16:15 GMT
> From: Dirk-Willem van Gulik 

> > direct oversite and report back to the broader PMC.  (Does that make it
> > a TLP I wonder :>.)
> 
> And obviously - breaking XML into the smallest granules possible - thus
> having 50+ extra TLP's just shifts this problem to the board. So that is
> not a good idea either (hence the 3 to 5 number). I.e. at board level we
> can realistically cope with up to some 25 top level projects; any more and
> we'd not get round to them often enough to actually do -our- oversight as
> required.

Fair enough.  Makes us a bit of a trailblazer 
though, because it means that sooner or later,
as the ASF grows, umbrella projects are going to
become more common, and hold larger projects.  So
effectively we are trying to put a "governance
process" (for want of a better term) in place to
help manage that growth at the middle layer.

Always fun being a trailblazer :>.

Cheers,
     Berin


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