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From Joe Brockmeier <>
Subject Re: Concerning Sentry: A disagreement over the Apache Way and graduation
Date Thu, 05 Nov 2015 12:48:49 GMT
On 11/05/2015 03:13 AM, Martijn Dashorst wrote:
>> PMC membership has nothing to do with technical mastery of the codebase,
>> which is why I cringe every time I see people talking about what "the bar"
>> should be. It's about trust.  If you trust someone to work the gears on a release,
>> that has  considerable impact on the well-being of a project, and personally
>> meets my definition of "belongs on the PMC".
> We have a new PMC member who hasn't done much (if any) work on the actual
> code base of Wicket, but runs an awesome twitter account [1] posting
> new projects
> and applications using our framework, posting job listings etc. We wanted him to
> continue to do so and acknowledged that he found sites and jobs we were not
> doing, so it was only logical to ask him to become a PMC member and our true
> social manager!
> We *trust* him to do good with the twitter account and wanted to give him the
> official seal of trust by inviting him to the PMC. If and when he finds time to
> contribute in other ways, we will be welcoming.

You have no idea how glad I am to hear that this sort of thing is
happening. Having a deep technical understanding of the code base should
*not* be a blocker for people to be recognized for their contributions
to projects. ASF projects need help in a lot of ways besides code - glad
you've found someone who is lending a hand there.

(I checked out the twitter feed, they really are doing a great job.)



Joe Brockmeier
Twitter: @jzb

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