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From "Clay Leeds" <cle...@medata.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Finally creating the XML Graphics PMC....
Date Sun, 20 Jun 2004 04:47:27 GMT
This seems like a sound proposal to me. Batik being such an important
component of the family, it is important to keep it maintained. See below
for other comments...

Glen Mazza said:
> Everything is fine--especially adding me to the PMC
> ;)--but three more proposals to add:
> 1.)  Jeremias Maerki added to this PMC and also made
> head of it.

Hear! Hear!

> 2.)  Jeremias Maerki automatically added as committer
> to the Batik project at (or just before) time of
> formation of XML Graphics.  Batik has not been active
> for quite some time, and it needs more committers to
> be able to apply patches to its code base.  He is
> already well trained in SVG and Java Graphics.
> [Bulletin:  Apparently Batik will be getting one more
> committer soon:
> http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=batik-dev&m=108739195725928&w=2]

Makes sense to me...

> 3.)  Upon becoming committer, as "price" for Batik
> committership, Jeremias will update the licenses on
> its source files to the 2.0 license.

Having recently completed the same thing for FOP I can think of no one
more 'qualified'!

> Glen
> --- Jeremias Maerki <dev.jeremias@greenmail.ch> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> Berin thankfully pushed again and I'm taking the
>> time for another round.
>> Considering what I think is the general opinion,
>> here's what I propose:
>> 1. We create that XML Graphics PMC taking Batik and
>> FOP under the new
>> umbrella. I hope I don't have to explain again that
>> nothing will change
>> for our users. We will still use the XML project's
>> infrastructure.
>> 2. We will take Batik in even though the patient is
>> in a suboptimal
>> condition ATM. The PMC to-be-formed agrees to keep
>> an eye on the project
>> and help if any potential new committer bubbles up.
>> When Batik's life
>> energies come up to healthy levels again it shall be
>> more strongly
>> represented in the PMC as people come available.
>> 3. I propose the following FOP people for the
>> minimal initial PMC: Peter
>> B. West, Jörg Pietschmann, Glen Mazza. I'd also
>> propose at least some of
>> the more junior committers but I don't know how
>> anyone feels about that.
>> Please propose any additional candidates as you see
>> fit. I don't propose
>> myself but I'm available if anyone proposes me.

I'm happy to assist in any capacity I'm able to assist.

>> 4. I propose both Vincent Hardy and Thomas DeWeese
>> from the Batik
>> project as PMC members. I'd appreciate if at least
>> one of the two
>> accepted even if you can't actively participate in
>> the development.
>> You know it isn't much to do but it's important to
>> have at least someone
>> on board.

I couldn't agree more. Having the most active participants on the PMC is
important in maintaining the 'flow' of development. It might also be good
to invite other Batik contributors as well, although I'm not particularly
familiar with the history of Batik.

>> I'll update the board resolution draft and set up a
>> charter draft during
>> the next few days (also peeking at the other works).
>> The proposed PMC
>> members are kindly invited to indicate whether they
>> would be available
>> for the post. Votes of support are requested for the
>> nominations.
>> If anyone is against this proposal (or parts of it)
>> please speak up. We
>> need to get this done.
>> I appreciate any kind of help I can get.
>> Jeremias Maerki

Thank you, Jeremias for doing all this work, and following thorugh to make
certain things go as smoothly as possible. This sounds like a well
thought-out proposal, and I hope it is viewed favorably by all involved.

Web Maestro Clay

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