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Re: [technology-pmc] PMC approval needed for committer vote for Iain MacNeill

The statement that Iain " has been actively contributing new code and enhancements to the Higgins 2.0 codebase." worries me. Where is the record of the contributions? Are they recorded in the project's IP Log?

I don't see Higgins 1.1 in the project plan. When are you planning to release that version?

I am also concerned that the level of transparency demonstrated in these bugs is pretty low. It'd be nice to see a few words in a comment from the committer describing the discovered problem and perhaps citing specific points in the code where changes are required. Think of the bug as a record of the work done; somebody reviewing the bugs should be able to at least get a sense for what has happened.


On 09/06/2011 03:26 PM, Eric Rizzo wrote:
Those bugs don't appear to have any patches or code attached to them. The expectation is that Iain's contributions are documented through the bugs in the form of code, not just as bug reports that he entered. You can then indicate in the bugs that you reviewed and committed the code he attached.

When that's done, I think you'll need to start the nomination over again because his original nomination was vetoed by the PMC.


On 9/6/11 1:25 PM, Paul Trevithick wrote:

In the past month Iain has contributed code and/or fixes related to the following bugs:

On Aug 8, 2011, at 12:11 PM, Eric Rizzo wrote:

Excellent. Thanks for understanding the need for transparency and openness.


On 8/8/11 12:06 PM, Paul Trevithick wrote:
I've been committing code that he hands me (we both work for

Iain has agreed to do this more transparently for a month. We'll create some bugzilla entries and he'll attached the code to them, and then I'll review and commit them in. That way we'll create the proper public record.


On Aug 8, 2011, at 11:58 AM, Eric Rizzo wrote:

How has he been contributing code? Is there some other public record of his contributions besides Eclipse Bugzilla?

Just for reference, here's the policy statement:


On 8/4/11 2:26 PM, Paul Trevithick wrote:

We can ask Iain to start submitting patches to Bugzilla and after say a month of him doing that perhaps I can re-nominate him. Does that make sense as a process? Or is there some other way to do this?


On Aug 4, 2011, at 9:03 AM, Eric Rizzo wrote:

Nominations are expected to include direct references to code contributions or other concrete evidence of the nominee's history of contribution. Usually that includes Bugzilla links that include accepted patches by the nominee.
This is not intended to question or doubt Iain's worthiness, but rather to uphold our standards and transparency.


On 8/3/11 12:01 AM, portal on behalf of emo wrote:
technology PMC Members,
This automatically generated message marks the completion of voting for
Iain MacNeill's Committer status on the technology.higgins project. As a
PMC member, you can approve or disapprove this vote through your My
Foundation portal page:

Iain MacNeill was nominated by Paul Trevithick as follows:
Iain has over 12 years of software development experience mostly building
front-end web applications. Lately he has been actively contributing new
code and enhancements to the Higgins 2.0 codebase. Most recently he's
worked on creating the "portal" front-end logic including the context
editor, integration with the HBX plugin.

Vote summary: 4/0/0 with 11 not voting
   ?  Paula Austel
   ?  Duane Buss
   ?  Anthony Bussani
   ?  Greg Byrd
   ?  Thomas Gross
   ?  Valery Kokhan
   ?  Vitaliy Lakhno
   ?  Tie Li
  +1  Sergey Lyakhov
   ?  Michael McIntosh
  +1  Mary Ruddy
   ?  Markus Sabadello
   ?  Jim Sermersheim
  +1  George Stanchev
  +1  Paul Trevithick

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