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From Sanjiva Weerawarana <>
Subject Re: Ode proposal
Date Sat, 18 Feb 2006 04:12:57 GMT
On Fri, 2006-02-17 at 11:42 -0800, Alan D. Cabrera wrote:
> One thing that should be resolved as soon as possible is how we will 
> bring in new members.  At the moment there are 17 proposed new 
> committers for a total of 37 committers.  I think that this list might 
> rival that of Geronimo in terms of size; it seems excessive.  I propose 
> that people are brought in using the standard method of submitting patches.

-1 .. given that only a handful of the 37 committers (from Sybase and
Intalio) have touched that code, I see one of two possible paths:

- start with *just* those people as committers
- start with everyone who wants to be a committer at this stage as

The latter has been the traditional starting point for incubating
projects. What you're proposing is some weird middlepoint which biases
towards the few who signed up in the first few days/whatever. IMO that's
not a good model!


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