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From "Matthieu Riou" <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Community diversity: current concerns and suggestions for improvement
Date Mon, 19 Nov 2007 18:17:08 GMT
On Nov 19, 2007 9:05 AM, Jukka Zitting <> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Nov 18, 2007 1:46 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz <>
> wrote:
> > 3) Limit the number of new non-ASF initial committers for incubating
> projects
> > People who were not ASF committers but come in via a newly incubating
> > project do not get their commit rights via the normal ASF meritocracy
> > rules.
> I don't see how being an ASF committer would make you special as an
> initial committer of an incubating project? IMHO we should allow
> everyone who is actively involved with the codebase to follow the code
> as a committer within the incubating project.
> We could (or should) better define what that "actively involved" means
> (based on ASF-like merit rules) and police that definition so people
> won't use the incubator proposals as shortcuts for committership.
> Making existing ASF committership a part of that entry criteria (even
> as a special bonus) sounds wrong to me.

Same here. I think a good way to address the "short way to committership"
problem is to make sure people really committed consistently during the
lifetime of the poddling when the project effectively graduates. Although
that's not really related to diversity even if activity within a project is.

Btw would people have interest in a small script that would analyze a given
project history and give stats on commits and who committed? I've built
something similar for infra [1] and such reports could be useful to the IPMC
when a podling starts talking about graduation. I'm not sure how far we want
to push the "policing" side of it though.



> BR,
> Jukka Zitting
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