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From Damien Katz <>
Subject Re: Transactional _bulk_docs
Date Fri, 06 Feb 2009 18:45:36 GMT

On Feb 6, 2009, at 1:27 PM, Jan Lehnardt wrote:

> Thanks Ted, for the calm words.
> On 6 Feb 2009, at 19:20, Ted Leung wrote:
>> On Feb 6, 2009, at 8:04 AM, Damien Katz wrote:
>>>> This may hint at one of my biggest concerns here, the  
>>>> balkanization of the PMC from the rest of the community.  I don't  
>>>> think I've ever seen a project where the dividing line between  
>>>> the PMC and the rest of the community was so often and brightly  
>>>> drawn.
>>> Please tell me more about this brightly drawn line. We should get  
>>> rid of it.
>> I don't know if this is what Geir means, but there is a lot of use  
>> of the letters PMC in messages on the list.   Much more than usual,  
>> in my experience.    That may sound like a small thing, but that  
>> kind of small thing, repeated over time,  can lead to a highly  
>> stratified community, which is undesirable.
> As for my part, I was simply adapting ASF terminology and wrote PMC  
> where I meant "the individual contributers, Chris, Chris, Damien,  
> Noah and Jan". In no way I was trying to draw a line or fence  
> anybody out. Sorry, if things came across that way. I didn't know  
> "the PMC" is a "red flag" when talking community :)

The only time I've heard PMC mentioned so often seems to be about this  
specific issue.


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