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From Jim Jagielski <>
Subject Re: Policy on Initial Committership
Date Mon, 02 Oct 2006 12:45:16 GMT

On Oct 1, 2006, at 4:16 PM, Daniel Kulp wrote:

> Justin,
> On Sunday October 01 2006 3:22 pm, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
>> We've seen an example of this with Celtixfire.  So far, we're  
>> waiting for
>> an explanation (as those discussions did not occur in a place  
>> where the
>> Incubator PMC could provide any oversight), but the aggrieved parties
>> believe they have been barred access to a project they felt they
>> contributed to.
> That's not it.   The issue is they have been barred access to a  
> project they
> have only expressed interest in contributed to.   They have not yet
> contributed anything (no code, no patches, little to no  
> communication on the
> dev list, etc...).   That is why the CXF mentors decided it was
> in-appropriate to give them commit access.   There name was on the  
> initial
> proposal, but after two months, there was still no contributions.   
> Those
> individuals are basically stating that since there name was on the  
> proposal,
> that is enough to get the commit rights.
> Basically, Jason and the other mentors thought the initial  
> commiters should
> actually be those who contribute/commit stuff.   Those who don't  
> meet that
> barrier haven't earned the commit rights, so why should they have  
> commit
> rights?

We should also set some sense of scale here... IIRC, we
are talking about ~3 people, out of ~20.

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