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From "Alan D. Cabrera" <l...@toolazydogs.com>
Subject Re: Emeritus Committer status
Date Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:15:00 GMT

On Jun 8, 2012, at 12:01 PM, Jay Kreps wrote:

> I am fine either way. Not sure if there is a big difference between an
> inactive committer and an emeritus committer that can reactivate themselves
> at any time. I do agree it helps make it more clear who is doing work.

There's not a big difference other than visibility.  I think if the community is clear that
one can always re-activate themselves they developers are more more likely to be upfront about
their current commitments.

Up to you guys.



> -Jay
> On Tue, Jun 5, 2012 at 7:20 PM, Chris Burroughs
> <chris.burroughs@gmail.com>wrote:
>> A while ago [1] in the "committer and pmc requirements" thread emeritus
>> status came up (Alan's description quoted below).  But I don't think
>> there was consensus (or at least I could not find followup in the
>> archives).  Is this something we agree is a good idea?
>>> Why emeritus?  I think that it's important for people who are
>> evaluating the community to have an accurate sense of about how active
>> the community is in terms of committers and PMC members.  With that in
>> mind I think that the emeritus status/process should be a pain free,
>> non-punative, process where by emeritus members can be instantly
>> reactivated at solely their own request, i.e. there is no evaluation or
>> vote to reactivate them.
>> [1]
>> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-kafka-dev/201203.mbox/%3CCAOeJiJgzNNGFdKwo4dtWqSHDuZ5Yxn=UqrwJz3kEN7bPse_Ahg@mail.gmail.com%3E

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