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From "Andrew C. Oliver" <>
Subject Re: Invitation to xmlbeans-dev
Date Thu, 31 Jul 2003 19:41:35 GMT
On 7/31/03 1:41 PM, "Nicola Ken Barozzi" <> wrote:

> Andrew C. Oliver wrote, On 31/07/2003 18.08:
>> No this did not happen with POI.  Stefano was added as a mentor but never
>> acted as a committer,
> He had commit access IIRC. Well, it happens most of the time AFAIK that
> a mentor has commit access.

Theoretically so did Jim, Greg, Sam and Jon Stevens...  Committership != CVS
commit access at this level.

> I know ;-P
> I have never been slightly important in the POI code, but I helped a bit
> on the build system and in the discussions too. That's what I advocate here.

That¹s not true.  When we were at sourceforge you worked on the
documentation, the serializer, examples, etc.  That¹s the reasons why you
were voted a committer.
> Of course.
> I was saying "added to the committers list" meaning "added to the CVS
> avail file", which I regard as more technical than of substance.
> And partecipating in the discussions should not mean using binding votes
> to distort the results.

> These are privileges, and as you know they have to be used with care,
> especially if you are a mentor.
> Ok, we agree and it took a lot of lines to say it.. sometimes it happens ;-)


Andrew C. Oliver
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