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Re: [tools-pmc] [orbit-dev] Committer vote for Xavier Coulon ... documenting my (our) mistakes

+1 Makes a lot of sense David. Thanks!

- Doug.

From: David M Williams <david_williams@xxxxxxxxxx>
Reply-To: Tools PMC mailing list <tools-pmc@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thursday, 4 April, 2013 3:10 PM
To: Orbit Developer discussion <orbit-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Tools PMC mailing list <tools-pmc@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [tools-pmc] [orbit-dev] Committer vote for Xavier Coulon ... documenting my (our) mistakes

In the spirit of openness and transparency, I wanted to inform Orbit committers and PMC that I've rescinded my approval in this case ... Xavier doesn't qualify under our normal rules and procedures for Orbit committers. Nothing personal at all ... I'm sure he'd be great ... but, he is not a committer on any other Eclipse project ... and that is about the only rule we have for someone to become a committer in Orbit.

I'm sure everyone knows, that in Eclipse, someone must have a "demonstrated history" of contributions before becoming a committer, and due to Orbit's special nature, we've always taken that to mean "enough demonstrated history in another Eclipse project to become a committer in that other project". Normally, if a nominee's "other project" is not clear in the nomination, I try to ask, or check, but in this case guess I was in a hurry and just assumed he was.

There is another reason, in addition to the demonstrated history. Orbit's mission is to provide bundles for other Eclipse project's. The bundle that Xavier volunteered to contribute and maintain (bug 403635) has, so far, not been requested by any Eclipse project.

So,  not the right time for Xavier to become a committer, but there's no reason he can't in the future if circumstances change. I've exchanged email with Xavier and he was gracious and understanding.  

Just as we "vote openly", I thought it best to openly explain the situation.   Since this kind of situation is so rare, there's nothing in the Portal to handle it and automatically inform the list, so thought I'd send this note. The Eclipse Foundation staff have "cancelled the vote" on their end.

My apologies for the churn,

From:        portal-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxx (portal on behalf of portal-noreply)
To:        orbit-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx,
Date:        03/26/2013 08:47 AM
Subject:        [orbit-dev] Committer vote for Xavier Coulon has been approved by        the PMC
Sent by:        orbit-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx

tools.orbit Committers,
This automatically generated message marks the PMC's approval of the vote
for Xavier Coulon's full Committer status on the tools.orbit project. The
next step is for the project lead to return to the portal and fill in the
VCS package and employer information for Xavier Coulon.

The PMC's comments were: Welcome

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your project
lead, PMC member, or the EMO <emo@xxxxxxxxxxx>

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