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From Berin Lautenbach <be...@ozemail.com.au>
Subject [Fwd: Re: XML PMC and Oversight]
Date Wed, 03 Dec 2003 10:23:22 GMT
Well, a bit of time has gone by.  I thought I'd raise this again and see 
where we were.

Would be interested in people's thoughts on the idea below.  If we were 
to go down this path, we would need to put a transition plan in place to 
make it all work.

Would also be interested in whether people have been following the idea 
of PPMCs in the Incubator.  In essence, each sub-project has it's own 
PMC (the PPMC) which is made up of the key players in the sub-project. 
Also in the PPMC are all the members of the PMC.  The latter are there 
purely to provide oversite - i.e. ensure that decisions are being made 
appropriately and in the Apache style.

Might be adaptable to the XML project.

Thoughts?  Ideally we want to get something agreed for the December 
board meeting.  I'm not convinced we will manage that, but we should 
have some kind of progress report.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: XML PMC and Oversight
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2003 20:08:54 +1100
From: Berin Lautenbach <berin@ozemail.com.au>
Reply-To: board@apache.org
To: pmc@xml.apache.org,  board@apache.org,  general@xml.apache.org

Greg Stein wrote:

> The Board *would* prefer to see more TLPs rather than complicated
> structures under one large PMC. The problem here is based on one PMC
> trying to oversee way too many projects. Partitioning should help.

So, (after much thought and rumination), can we just turn XML into a
federation of TLPs with a common web site, e-mail etc?  Most of the
projects in XML would stand on their own, with one or two exceptions
that we could look at gathering together to create a single TLP.

For those that don't particularly want to set up their own web site,
change e-mail lists etc. leave everything as it currently is and have a
group of vulunteers from each member project of the group who take care
of those issues.

Means a few more TLPs = more PMCs for the board to look after, but might
fit more with the spirit of what you are looking for.  At the same time,
it prevents an explosion of web-sites and all the stuff that comes with
a TLP.

Any current sub-project preferring their own web site etc. could head
down that path.  But keeping everything together gives the grouping of
projects (I believe) a greater focus and wider community.

Also, we could leave the current smaller sub-projects in XML, but have
the XML PMC reduced to members in those sub-projects and require they be
accross all of them (i.e. an active part of -dev in each).


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