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From robert burrell donkin <>
Subject Re: Is the incubator out of control?
Date Fri, 23 Dec 2005 12:44:46 GMT
On 12/23/05, Justin Erenkrantz <> wrote:


If any ASF PMC believes it is in the best interest of the Foundation to
> accept a podling and they are willing to dedicate resources ("people") -
> then anyone on the Incubator PMC has no standing to challenge that
> decision.  When a PMC approves a podling, the only thing the Incubator PMC
> can decide is whether the project can "leave" the Incubator.

IMO this highlights one of the problems: ATM pmc's do not need to commit to
anything other than a vague promise that they'll consider accepting the
podling after graduation. if they decide that they don't want the podling
then they can just ask that it becomes a TLP. so, voting +1 has no cost to
the pmc.

IMHO it would be better to ask pmc'er to vote not for a passive sponsorship
but an active promise to commit resources to provide oversight for the

- robert

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