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From "Noel J. Bergman" <>
Subject Policy on Initial Committership
Date Sun, 01 Oct 2006 18:32:25 GMT
Martijn Dashorst wrote:

> Noel J. Bergman wrote:
> > Where in:
> >  - The Incubator PMC sets the Mentors, who form the initial PPMC
> >  - The PPMC (Mentors) elects additional PPMC members
> >  - The PPMC elects Committers
> > you see that requirement?  I don't see anything excluding the PPMC from
> > voting in all of the existing and active wicket committers.  Seems like
> > reasonable criteria.

> The problem is that this is not explicitly clear from the policy. All
> the policy states, and the feeling people get from reading this list
> is that 'Worthiness' needs to be proven before anyone can be part of
> the project.

Ah, the line between law and jurisprudence.  To be specific:

  jurisprudence, n: the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and
  the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do

The process says:

  - The PPMC elects Committers

which is a simple statement of process, but you're tacitly assuming

> This is what kept me and a lot of our committers away from
> entering the incubator.  The policy doesn't instigate a
> feeling of trust with regards to the current members of
> pre-podling projects.

Would it help if the process document illustrated the process and had FAQs?

	--- Noel

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