>  But those projects won't have 3
> active committers.  Watchdog and ECS are good examples.

IMO The Watchdog debate, that resulted in you and I accepting a monitoring
role, is a good outcome.
Basically Jakarta is a single ASF project, the PMC is responsible for
everything, and the notion of herierchy and delegation are being phased
Therefore we can insist upon PMC members as active commiters on active
projects, but that doesn't mean that the converse, we must have active
commiters on inactive projects, is true. We must have PMC members as active
participants, but participation on an inactive project is as little as
monitoring the mail and acting as the first point of contact for anyone who
wants to revitalise the project, or providing a heads-up to the rest of the
PMC should any "issue" arise.
I don't think we need do more than close the mailing lists of inactive
projects and direct people to this (general@) list as long as we can be
confident that someone here will take an interest in any mail that arrives.
Don't forget that PMC members have karma (or the right to be given karma)
for all of the sub-projects, meaning that (a) no subproject should ever be
without a PMC member/commiter and (b) by making the distinction be  "active
comiters" we're making a rod for our own backs, when we could ask for
"active participants" and allow PMC members to be included in the audit of
accountability even if they only read and respond to mail.


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