OpenJDK Community Bylaws: Second Public Draft
volker.simonis at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 01:42:37 PDT 2011
Sorry for being a little late with my review of the bylaws, but I
still don't understand the "Author" role as described in the bylaws
and as far as I have seen, this has not been discussed until now. From
the definition of "Contributor" I read that
- "A Contributor may submit changes larger than a simple patch"
and from the definition of Author I read that
- "An Author for a Project is a Contributor who has been granted the
right to create changesets intended to be pushed into a specific
Project’s code repositories".
So for me the "Author" role is a little artificial, because already
"Contributors" have the right to submit changes. Why do you need
special rights to create changesets for a specific code repository?
Anybody who has read access to a repository can do that. And if he's a
Contributor, he can submit them to the Projects list and hope for a
"Committer" to submit them. This is the way how it was handled until
now, or at least how I have submitted my few changes.
Moreover the bylaws do not define a way how to become an Author
(except for newly created Projects where the initial Authors are
appointed by the Project Lead).
I would therefore suggest to completely remove the Author role if that
is still possible because from my point of view it doesn't add any
features to the Contributor role but unnecessarily complicates the
On Thu, May 19, 2011 at 11:51 PM, <mark.reinhold at oracle.com> wrote:
> The second public draft of the OpenJDK Community Bylaws is now
> available , with an accompanying Q&A document .
> In this draft we've attempted to address all feedback received,
> both publicly and privately, on the first public draft . If
> any comments on that draft remain unaddressed or questions remain
> unanswered then please do let us know.
> Please send questions, comments, and suggestions on this second
> draft to the gb-discuss list by 15:00 UTC on 2 June 2011. If no
> major changes are required in response to feedback received by
> that time then a ratification vote will be held shortly thereafter.
> - Mark
>  http://openjdk.java.net/groups/gb/bylaws/draft-openjdk-bylaws-09
>  http://openjdk.java.net/groups/gb/bylaws/qanda.html
>  http://openjdk.java.net/groups/gb/bylaws/draft-openjdk-bylaws-07
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