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[] [Bug 301065] New: EDP Does not make clear the role of a container project 
Product/Component: Community / Architecture Council

           Summary: EDP Does not make clear the role of a container
    Classification: Eclipse Foundation
           Product: Community
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: Architecture Council
        ReportedBy: wayne@xxxxxxxxxxx

Container projects are little more than organizational units according to the
EDP. Many container projects do have websites. Some provide consolidated builds
and downloads. 

Are container projects more than this. Currently, for example, there is no
requirement that a container project's leadership authorize the creation of a
new operating (sub) project. That authorization comes from the PMC. In fact, a
container project's leadership plays no explicit role in any milestone for its
operating projects.

Does it need to? Do we really need more process here?

If all the authority for operating projects comes from the PMC, what is the
role of a container project's leadership? Project leadership can, for example,
have authority over which operating projects will participate in a consolidated
build/download. They likely have authority over the content of the website.

Is the leadership of a container project a "mini-PMC"?

Or is the container project really  just an organizational unit?

Some container projects, for historical reasons, have code repositories. The
leadership of these projects have the same responsibilities as those of
operating projects. The EDP currently prevents container projects from having
code repositories. Is there some good reason why they can't have one?
Organizationally, so long as the container project's directory structure is
separate from that of the contained operating projects, I don't see how this is
necessarily confusing.

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