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From Alex Harui <>
Subject Re: Cultivating Outstanding IP Stewards
Date Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:25:08 GMT
FWIW, I've been saying that I might be interested in helping with IP
auditing of podling releases, but not in the larger role of IPMC member.

You're right that temporary and restricted IPMC membership may be less
work, but here's a larger proposal anyway:

1. Establish role of 'IP Auditor' ('Steward' might have gender
1.a. All past and present members of TLP PMCs automatically become IP
1.b. New IP Auditors require approval by 3 other IP Auditors.

2.  Change release voting to require two kinds of votes: Majority vote on
quality and consensus vote (with vetos allowed) on IP management.  This
will emphasis the importance of IP management, not only in the incubator,
but throughout the ASF.

Yes, this doesn't address the clearance and maintenance of IP as it is
introduced to and modified in the repo, just the process of verifying that
things are labelled correctly (assuming clearance and maintenance was done
properly).  Regarding clearance and maintenance, I don't know if there are
tools like the ones schools use to check for copying and plagiarism or
tools that highlight header changes, but IP Auditors could have a role
there as well.

In the incubator, PPMC's would be formed as they are now, but worthy PPMC
candidates can be promoted to IP Auditor at any time.


On 11/20/13 1:57 AM, "Bertrand Delacretaz" <> wrote:

>On Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 10:41 AM, Joseph Schaefer
><> wrote:
>> Can I just ask how many people have we encountered who upon
>> being offered IPMC membership turned it down with grounds along
>> these lines?...
>I'm not saying there are any, hence starting my suggesting with
>"assuming Upayavira's concerns are true".
>My "temporary PMC member election" suggestion is easy to implement and
>revert, I thought it might be easier to agree on and move on than the
>larger proposals seen in this thread.
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