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From Craig L Russell <Craig.Russ...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: PPMC guidance on new committers
Date Thu, 31 May 2007 08:19:35 GMT
Hi Bill,

On May 30, 2007, at 11:37 PM, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:

> Craig L Russell wrote:
>> o The podling's developer list, with notice posted to the Incubator
>> general list. The notice is a separate email forwarding the vote  
>> email
>> with a cover statement that this vote is underway on the podling's
>> developer list. This is a good approach if you are sure of getting  
>> the
>> required three +1 votes from incubator PMC members. It is  
>> embarrassing
>> to have a public vote fail or take a very long time because not  
>> enough
>> incubator PMC members vote and have to be solicited to vote for a
>> committer.
> I'm strongly against this.

I'm sorry I can't tell what you are against, even after reading the  

Are you suggesting that we should no ever recommend this as a  
possible option?


> If you think it's to spare embarrassment, you missed the issue.
> The issue is that it is unnecessarily hostile and confrontational  
> to have
> to reject a committer on a public list.

That's why I included "This is a good approach if you are  
<strong>sure</strong> of getting the
required three +1 votes from incubator PMC members".

Are you suggesting that this approach is never good?



> So one of two things happen when
> there is a valid reason to reject the nomination - either the list  
> becomes
> hostile and you alienate a contributor who might be voted in with  
> simply
> another month or two of participation, or the objection goes  
> unstated which
> is bad for the health and progress of the project.
> Voting on-list is a bad thing for the project; not a bad thing to  
> do to
> the nominee.
> This is another artifact from Jakarta practice, which Noel had some
> observations about earlier today :)
> Bill
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Craig Russell
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P.S. A good JDO? O, Gasp!

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