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From Roland Weber <>
Subject Re: Graduation: how do we check "three or more independent committers" ?
Date Thu, 18 Oct 2007 15:01:26 GMT
Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:

> To expose committers affiliations before graduation, I suggest the
> following questions:
> a) What are your company affiliations?

Add "with respect to this project", to make sure that only those
affiliations are asked for.

> b) Does your activity in the project depend on being paid by those companies?
> c) If yes, to what extent (along the lines of Matt's "more than 4
> hours a workday" threshold)?

4 hours a day sounds like a very high threshold to me. I'm active
on my private time, and I often can't spend 4 hours a week.
b and c sound like something that should better be merged into
a single question, but I guess we're not at that stage of the
discussion yet.


> d) Which other committers do you have a "backchannel" with, i.e. who
> do you regularly talk to outside of the project's mailing lists?
> I think d) is also an important measure of independence, as it's hard
> for people who meet for coffee every day to restate on the public
> lists everything that happens on their backchannel.
> -Bertrand
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