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From Nicola Ken Barozzi <>
Subject [VOTE] PPMCs for Incubating Projects
Date Mon, 15 Dec 2003 13:16:49 GMT

Given that there are still points to be discussed on the thread
'[VOTE] New Incubator rules and scope definition (long)', I am dividing 
that vote by proposing the PPMC part that AFAIK has not yet recieved nays.

Below is the new PPMC proposal, edited to make it as short as possible.

My vote: +1


= PPMCs =

== Description ==

To make Incubating project learn to govern themselves and govern 
themselves at the same time, each project has a PPMC (a place where to 
practice having a PMC) that works similarly to a PMC but reports to the 
Incubator PMC instead of the board.

== Members of the PPMC ==

  * all members of the future PMC (committers + landing PMC members)
  * all Incubator PMC members

The Mentors are the only ones /required/ to participate on the -dev 
list. The other Incubator members would have to "catch up" to the extent 
that PPMC discussion requires external context.

Incubator PMC members not engaged in active discussion and development 
on a project are on the project PPMC in quality of observers. They 
should refrain from voting on PPMC decisions unless really necessary, 
thus acting as vetoers of last resort.

== Reporting the the main Incubator PMC ==

Development and discussions go on the dev lists, where the Mentors are 
the ones doing active oversight.

The status update occurs on the PPMC list. Thus, the notion of reporting 
to the "main Incubator PMC" is a non-issue, as all Incubator PMC members 
are also on the PPMC.

If there is an issue to be addressed by the PPMC, and that issue is to 
be discussed in public, the PPMC would have to subscribe to the public 
list for discussion.  There would be a summary posting to the PPMC list 
letting everyone know of the issue, with references to the archives.

Nicola Ken Barozzi         
             - verba volant, scripta manent -
    (discussions get forgotten, just code remains)

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