RE: [wtp-pmc] item for tomorrow's PMC call
sounds about right to me. We are quite interested in seeing the list of inactive
committers dealt with in a nice way. So this sounds
I've wondered about this too
Lawrence ... and when the timing would be right. I can tell you what I know,
from chats at council meetings.
The PMC can request someone be removed from the committer list, but
normally only for "a good reason" (which is not well specified).
No one has ever, so far :) been
removed for "making trouble".
cases of inactivity due to job-changes, etc., the informal process is to
expect the committer to be responsible enough
to request themselves to be removed (e.g. via e-mail) so there's a good
traceable reason for the removal and reassurance to the
EMO that we were not removing folks "willy nilly".
So, I'd say, the first step is to
write a friendly letter to those that are inactive, asking if they were still
interested in being a committer,
much we could use help or appreciate their past help, etc., but that if due to
job change or other reasons they can not be a committer, that
they send an e-mail to PMC stating that they no longer
plan to be a committer.
turns out we can not contact someone, or never hear from them, I'd say about a
year of inactivity (perhaps "one major release"?)
is enough to easily request their removal for security
reasons, without being in danger of "accidentally" removing
someone too soon, against their wishes. My thought is
this would be a post 1.5 work item.
Just my thoughts, others opinions welcome.
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|[wtp-pmc] item for tomorrow's PMC
I'd like to add an item to tomorrow's PMC call.
several WTP committers no longer working on the project. I'd like the PMC to
discuss whether a process should be created to deal with past committers.
Specifically, should past committers retain commit access? If not, at what
point should their commit access be revoked?
Admittedly, I don't know if there
is an Eclipse process in place for dealing with past committers. I haven't
been able to find any documentation on this topic and am interested in any
pointers anyone else may have.
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