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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Re-election of podling committers before graduation
Date Sun, 03 Feb 2008 06:36:15 GMT
Filip's point - and I tend to agree, is that we have quite a few
committers in many podling ideas who never translate into actual
contributors.  Maybe the idea excited them, but other things caught
their attention.  Maybe they were an original contributor to the
incoming codebase, but over the course of some year of incubation,
they never found a reason to contribute again.

But Craig has a good point - maybe that 'pruning' process, to the
extent it's appropriate, should happen before they start the actual
graduation process?

The question is how, and it's something no established project has
ever figured out, nevermind our podlings :)


Craig L Russell wrote:
> There are some podlings that are managing themselves well and have no 
> inactive committers. These podlings should not have to undergo an 
> artificial process in order to graduate.
> Other podlings that have a bunch of inactive committers might find it 
> necessary to go through a pruning process at graduation, in order to 
> make sure that the community is healthy.
> I'd leave it up to the community and PPMC to decide whether pruning is 
> necessary.
> Craig
> On Feb 2, 2008, at 7:40 PM, Filip at Apache wrote:
>> I'd vote -1, if a project graduates, it does so cause the committer 
>> community is healthy and works well together, and all the other factors.
>> I don't see any reason why a community should have to be re-elected. 
>> It just doesn't make sense. Graduation out of incubator should not be 
>> a popularity contest, if the project can graduate, they have already 
>> proven themselves at that point

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