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From Marcel Offermans <marcel.offerm...@luminis.eu>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Graduate Apache Celix as TLP
Date Fri, 13 Jun 2014 22:23:49 GMT
On 13 Jun 2014, at 17:32 pm, Marvin Humphrey <marvin@rectangular.com> wrote:

>>>> 
>>>>       RESOLVED, that the persons listed immediately below be and
>>>>       hereby are appointed to serve as the initial members of the
>>>>       Apache Celix Project:
>>>> 
>>>>         * Alexander Broekhuis               <abro...@apache.org>
>>>>         * Pepijn Noltes                          <pnol...@apache.org>
>>>>         * Bjoern Petri                            <bpe...@apache.org>
>>>>         * Erik Jansman                         <ejan...@apache.org>
>>>> 
> 
> Four is a very small number for a PMC.  I've commonly heard people argue that
> five should be the cutoff.  If just two people move on, the project won't be
> able to make releases.
> 
> My personal feeling is that small PMCs are OK when at least one member has
> been added during incubation (demonstrating openness) and when the project has
> been around for years with stable core personnel who are unlikely to
> disappear.  But four is still really low, and it wouldn't surprise me if
> the Board objected.

Just for reference, so far these people have consistently contributed to the project over
time. If the board simply considers the project too small, we will of course have to let the
project stay in the incubator for some more time, but this is the first time I heard about
such a requirement (PMC size >= 5).

Greetings, Marcel


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