Glen, please adjust your tone. Bertrand is only proposing a vote, not actually voting. Everyone is entitled to propose new committers, it has nothing to do with the actual voting. If Betrand says Peter Herweg provides good input, then it's good enough for me to really consider holding such a vote. We're desperately in need of new committers. You know that, making about 50% of the current contributions. It may be true that in the past new FOP committer candidates needed to show stamina for an extended amount of time before being accepted. It took me more than 18 months. That's not entirely a bad thing, but FOP doesn't have this much reserves to wait so long until new people can be voted in. IMO we sometimes wait too long until new people are voted in. As you pointed out Chris, Clay and Andreas, for example, are actually good candidates for committers although they haven't contributed much/any code, yet. Some people deserve the status if only for helping out on fop-user and posting good ideas. Maybe they can be motivated to contributing more code by promoting them. And there's no hard rule making us wait a few months before we can vote someone in. So let's first see what others have to say about this before beating that proposal down outright.