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From Sander Striker <>
Subject Re: Committership in specified duration
Date Tue, 13 Jan 2004 07:58:15 GMT
On Tue, 2004-01-13 at 04:10, Tetsuya Kitahata wrote:
> Hello folks,
> This is what i have been thinking about. For long.
> "Committership in specified duration".
> For example, "Log4XXX" (New Project) needs some
> committers in order to improve the quality of the
> codebases rapidly and reliably, it seems.
> (Patching, patching ... would dampen developers/contributors
> spirits, especially in early stages)
> In such a case, how about allowing people to ask "Mr. XYZ
> -- Committership privilege for *three* months only"...

Infrastructure overhead...

> Clear declaration of the *termination* period would bring
> nice results in the incubation process (going out), codebase, etc.

How so?

> If incubation might succeed, Mr.XYZ would be able to obtain
> "formal" committership lawfully. :) ... Even though fail, ZOMBIE
> committers (and zombie projects?) would never be increased. :)

If a project fails incubation, committers that aren't on any other
ASF projects loose their accounts (after a grace period) IMO.

> I am sure that this can solve most of the problems in
> incubator project... :)

If you would be so kind to identify the actual problems first.


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