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From "Noel J. Bergman" <>
Subject Committer karma for Incubator Projects
Date Sat, 18 Feb 2006 06:42:28 GMT
Niclas Hedhman wrote:

> Davanum Srinivas wrote:
> > Got word from Noel that the PPMC for Ode (seeded by mentors) will
> > VOTE on giving people access (just like Harmony and other projects).

> Without getting into what representation of Noel's statement was...

Ode hasn't hit the archive server yet, but what I said was:

  We're also trying to have a relatively low barrier to help
  build community.

  We have generally agreed that existing ASF Committers who want
  to participate should sign up as the project is starting, and
  should be accepted.  But as a general rule, the PPMC should be
  voting on committers.  Again with an eye for community building.

The process is that the PPMC should be voting, just as we would in any
project.  The process has nothing to do with the policy (whom, how many,

> isn't it in the interest of the ASF to distribute the work load,
> broaden the community and get "more hands on deck"??

Absolutely.  I wouldn't expect Mentors to be heavy committers.  I would
expect them to help guide community building.

> I can't see any benefit of the three mentors doing a
> person-by-person vetting process.

Who said that they would?  And the first thing that I suggested that the
PPMC do is vote Bill Flood and Ismael onto the PPMC.

	--- Noel

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