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From Dan Diephouse <>
Subject Re: PPMCs [was Re: what are required for contributing to release management]
Date Thu, 28 Sep 2006 17:07:16 GMT
Garrett Rooney wrote:
> On 9/28/06, Dan Diephouse <> wrote:
>> robert burrell donkin wrote:
>> > thinking about whether there's a need to wait to release until the
>> > PPMC is fully formed and representation of the podling committers.
>> >
>> > PPMCs are typically filled up relatively late in the process - towards
>> > graduation. (whether this is a good idea, i'm not sure.) if there are
>> > just mentors on the PPMC then i see no benefit in waiting until the
>> > PPMC is composed of a representation cross-section of committers
>> > before creating a release.
>> >
>> > - robert
>> Hiya,
>> Pardon my ignorance here, but can you elaborate or point me to docs on
>> how exactly the PMCs are formed? I know that the mentors from a project
>> are on it, but as for the rest of the committers I have heard
>> conflicting things. I have heard that you need to be voted on and I have
>> also heard that the all of initial committers ends up on the PPMC.
>> Obviously it can't be both and I can't find any real docs on it
>> ( is silent) either.
> Well, PMCs are formed by the board when a project moves to top level
> status.
Sorry for the confusion - I meant to say PPMC, not PMC in my message.
> PPMCs are formed for an incubating project, and exactly how
> that works tends to differ a bit between projects.  Some mentors start
> off with just the mentors on the PPMC, and then invite project members
> as time goes on (or that's the impression I've gotten).  Others just
> start with the whole group of committers plus the mentors on the PPMC
> (that's what we did with Abdera).
Well that explains my utter confusion. Thanks for the clarification. So 
this is up to the mentors to decide then?

- Dan

Dan Diephouse
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