[eclipse.org-committers] Re: portal available for new committer voting
Ed Merks and David Williams have reminded me that not all projects
vote based on project membership. Our development process allows that
committers can be elected on a project component basis. It is our
desire that the portal, and the databases that drive it, accurately
reflect the governance applied to the Eclipse codebase. To that end
we've opened bug 177087 to discuss solutions.
The portal code as deployed can still be used to conduct committer
elections for component based votes with slight loss of
functionality. If a project component has its own mailing list, that
list can be specified at the time of nomination and all vote
notifications will go there. The portal will offer voting
opportunities to all project committers. Those who are not eligible
to vote will have to know this themselves and keep hands off. If
folks get it wrong, votes can still be counted manually.
If you'd rather have the full-auto experience you can stay the course
until 177087 get worked out.
Best regards. -- Ward
On Mar 9, 2007, at 5:04 PM, Ward Cunningham wrote:
The Eclipse MyFoundation portal is now available for new committer
elections. The portal is the preferred way to conduct elections and
will be the only way to conduct elections soon. Elections in
progress should be completed as always. But new nominations should
Committers will find there a link labeled "[Nominate]" which will
begin the nomination process. Elections started on the portal
should be conducted on the portal. You will receive email reminding
you to go to the portal to cast your votes there. PMCs will get
email reminders too when it is time for them to act.
I have written blog posts that introduce the portal concept:
And show how voting progresses:
I am happy to answer questions about the portal and portal based
voting. I would prefer that inquiry start with your dev lists and
get forwarded to me when there is no answer forthcoming there.
Of course bugs and feature enhancement requests are welcome through
Classification: Eclipse Foundation
Our initial response to the portal has been quite positive. I hope
your experience is likewise.
Best regards. -- Ward
Director, Committer Community Development