CFV: New OpenJDK Committer: Martin Balao

Thomas Stüfe thomas.stuefe at
Thu Jun 28 12:07:03 UTC 2018

Hi Andrew,

I can see Volkers side.

To get the the short term benefit of quickly adding a developer and
saving some sponsoring work we risk long term erosion of a well
established voting process.

Needless to say, in no way has this to do with Martins value as a developer.

Kind Regards, Thomas

On Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 10:44 AM, Andrew Dinn <adinn at> wrote:
> On 28/06/18 07:42, Volker Simonis wrote:
>> I totally agree that we need more OpenJDK developers in the security
>> area and I'm sure Martin is a perfect fit for this role.
>> But the process document [1] clearly states that a "Contributor should
>> make at least eight significant contributions to that Project before
>> being nominated". From the references you've provided I can only see
>> five changes contributed by Martin. I'd therefore like to kindly ask
>> you to withdraw this CFV and postpone it until Martin has reached at
>> least the required minimum number of contributions.
>> Sorry for nit-picking, but I think we should all play by the same rules.
> Hmm, I don't believe that nit was picked quite thoroughly enough. The
> process document clearly states a little more than what is cited above:
>   As a rough guide, a Contributor should make at least eight significant
> contributions to that Project before being nominated.
> The leading phrase which you omitted is critical. This is guidance, not law.
> You yourself admit that Martin is "a perfect fit for this role". It
> seems to me a foolish waste of project time to force him to have to
> obtain sponsors for his upcoming commits (as Andrew noted there are some
> in the pipeline) when he is clearly ready to be able to commit changes
> himself.
> Perhaps you might withdraw your objection?
> regards,
> Andrew Dinn
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