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From Emmanuel Lécharny <>
Subject Re: Concerning Sentry: A disagreement over the Apache Way and graduation
Date Fri, 06 Nov 2015 06:45:03 GMT
Le 05/11/15 13:48, Joe Brockmeier a écrit :
> 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. 
It never was. On Directory or MINA, we voted in people who focused on
documentation or other non-coding things. Three of them have been added
to the PMC. Use your jugement, you will quickly see when someone is
beneficial to your community !

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