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From "Martin Ritchie" <>
Subject Re: Adding new committers process
Date Wed, 04 Apr 2007 11:28:07 GMT
On 29/03/07, robert burrell donkin <> wrote:
> On 3/29/07, Craig L Russell <> wrote:
> > Hi Robert,
> >
> >  From my reading of the incubator PPMC guide, the guide only talks
> > about the process up to the point where the PPMC votes to offer
> > commit privileges to a new member. It then links to the PMC document
> > that Martin refers to.
> now i've taken a little more time when reading the document, i agree
> that the intention is not clear from the document. all the steps
> listed in the PMC documents need to be followed but the IPMC needs to
> be CC'd as well as the PPMC when the email is sent to root.
> this phrasing needs to be clarified
> what's worried me for a while is maintenace of information in two
> places: there are guides, descriptions of process and policy for
> projects in plus additional explanation and
> additional process and policy for podlings in
> really, the incubator process and rules
> should be a superset of apache wide ones but in practice describing
> these means ammendments to some steps.
> suggestions on the best approach to this problem welcomed :-)
> > It's not documented in the PMC document how to apply the PMC rules to
> > the PPMC. I've had the same questions come up and from what I can
> > tell, it's not documented who on the PPMC is authorized to ask root
> > for a new account, and it's not clear who on the PPMC is able to
> > grant karma on the Podling authorization.
> yeh - the PPMC documentation needs a lot more work. i know you have a
> number of good patches waiting to be committed.
> maybe it's time to make another determined assualt on the remaining
> documentation. i'm very active elsewhere ATM but i'll try to make some
> time if there are any other volunteers interested in helping out.
> - robert
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Thanks for this discussion. So just to clarify, anyone on the PPMC can
request the account/karma setup just the IPMC needs to be CC'd as well
as the usual PPMC on the root email.


Martin Ritchie

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