On 2019-02-23 2:43 p.m., Peter Kriens
Well, times are changing. I recently saw an
institution where the ethics committee was being hijacked and
that definitely concerned me.
Understood. But similar to Ed Merks' reply, I would point out
that the policies in question are Board-controlled documents which
in most cases require a super-majority (2/3) vote to approve. One
of the features of Eclipse's governance is that we have elected
committer representatives who are responsible for representing
your interests. And historically they have been very vocal and
helpful in that regard. The diversity of representation on our
Board is one of our community's strengths. All of that to say is
that "hijacking" is not something that I have seen in the 15 year
history of the Eclipse Foundation, and that I am quite confident
that it would be unlikely in the future.
Which, BTW, is an excellent time for me to point out that voting
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help select them.
2019-02-23 1:14 p.m., Matthew Khouzam wrote:
If it were a different foundation, I would
be cautious, but eclipse has always in my esteem
acted in good faith. That being said, I am all for a
re-wording or clarification. If this scares someone
enough to email about it, it probably scares 10
people we haven't heard of.
words have been in our committer agreements since 2004.
In that time we have had a few thousand committers and
several hundred member companies sign up to those terms.
This is the first time we have ever had a question about
it. I think that speaks for itself.
I am asked to sign a new
committers agreement like I guess all of us.
I read the agreement and it contains
this section that worries me:
This is basically an open ended
agreement, to be amended by the foundation anytime.
Are there more committers worried about such an
agreement or am I overly cautious?
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