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From Henning Schmiedehausen <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Accept Click for Incubation
Date Fri, 18 Jul 2008 22:44:47 GMT
Malcolm, Bob can you give a short statement for that question? [I
understood that all proposed committers will be on the PPMC, right?]


On Fri, 2008-07-18 at 12:59 -0500, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> I'm forced to vote -1 for the following section, the rest reads fine, and
> I think my concerns can be quickly addressed by the proposers;
> >> == Meritocracy ==
> >>
> >> Click was developed by Malcolm Edgar in 2003 publicly released in March
> >> 2005. Since then there have been contributions from a number of
> >> developers across the world. New contributors are encouraged to provide
> >> patches, and later commit privileges are assigned to them. In 2008 Bob
> >> Schellink joined Malcolm Edgar as a joint lead on the project after
> >> contributing to the project for a number of years.
> It's clear that Malcolm has much to be proud of in putting this project
> together, and good that Bob has joined him as project lead.
> There are no "project leads" at the ASF.  All committers who become a member
> of the PMC shall have an equal say in the project.  This can cause a great
> amount of friction when the project is perceived to be "owned" by a small
> subset of the pmc members.  Explosions within such projects happen at least
> once a year, sometimes for the better and often for the worse.
> I would have hoped that under Meritocracy, something about the transition
> from benevolent dictator to project management committee would be said.
> I would like to know, for example, if every committer will become a PPMC
> member, or if this is a PPMC of two (Malcomb and Bob).
> Bill
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