Post a list of projects and get PMC people to volunteer to post reports,
chase up CLAs and improve PMC-to-non-PMC ratio, and record who has
volunteered. Keep going until all projects are covered by the minimum
number, which can be 1 to start with.


On Wed, 24 Dec 2003, Ted Husted wrote:

> (Again, sorry about the quoting.)
> o·ver·sight
>     1. An unintentional omission or mistake.
>     2. Watchful care or management; supervision
> <>
> The board expects PMCs to exercise (2) so as to avoid (1). :)
> For a PMC this boils down to issues of "committer consensus" and
> "intellectual property". In the past, there have been incidents at
> Jakarta on both counts that lead to suspension of access, for both
> individuals and modules (on different occasions).
> IMHO, if we were to
> * require subprojects to file regular reports with bullets regarding
> consensus and oversight, and
> * subscribe all committers to the PMC list where these reports are filed
> then we'd be able to defuse these happenstances before they turn into
> incidents.
> IMHO, the one and only set of individuals that can provide "watchful
> care" over a codebase is the set of committers we already have for each
> subproject.
> IMHO, each and every committer to a Jakarta subproject has already
> passed through a gauntlet that proves they are PMC material and entitled
> to binding votes.
> All we need to do is complete the process that promotes our committers
> to PMC members with binding votes, as our original guidelines
> contemplated, and require subprojects to provide regular status reports.
> (Just as the board requires our project to report.)
> As both Roy and Greg have said, if the Jakarta committers truly
> understood how few rights and privileges they have, they would be
> demanding both ASF and PMC membership. Few do, so few have.
> -Ted.
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