CFV: New OpenJDK Committer: Martin Balao

Daniel D. Daugherty daniel.daugherty at
Thu Jun 28 15:18:33 UTC 2018


You are not the only one that interprets the rules as 8 or more
contributions so I don't think you need to apologize.


On 6/28/18 10:50 AM, Volker Simonis wrote:
> Hi Mario,
> as I wrote before - if I'm the only one who has misinterpreted the
> rules I apologize and won't complain any more.
> Regards,
> Volker
> On Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 2:30 PM, Mario Torre
> <neugens.limasoftware at> wrote:
>> Hi Volker,
>> I see your point, but I think this needs to be taken as a general
>> guidance and decided on a case by case basis, as it has been discussed
>> over and over. We should be looking instead at the quality of the
>> current contributions and what they mean to the general development of
>> the project rather than counting numbers. Or we can keep pushing
>> patches for Martin if you prefer, he's going to hit the 8 mark in 3
>> patches, then we can propose the nomination gain and the process will
>> be happy for the sake of being a process... We all agree here that
>> Martin is not only qualified, but he is a contributor that is doing
>> significant work in the area of security and cryptography for OpenJDK,
>> don't we want that?
>> Then again, if you prefer we can wait a few months and see what
>> happens... And no, I'm not saying this because he's a colleague at Red
>> Hat, a similar issue was raised a few months ago for an Oracle
>> developer, similar in all respect, including concerns, but then common
>> sense prevailed.
>> This entrance barrier is a necessary training, but if someone shows
>> commitment and value in the work they do it doesn't have to be
>> strictly at the eight contribution mark. It can be five or ten too.
>> Generally you want to respect an higher number of contributions when
>> you are uncertain of the quality and steadiness of the developer, but
>> doesn't make a lot of sense in this case for me.
>> Cheers,
>> Mario
>> Il giorno gio 28 giu 2018 alle ore 08:43 Volker Simonis
>> <volker.simonis at> ha scritto:
>>> Hi Andrew,
>>> 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.
>>> Best regards,
>>> Volker
>>> [1]
>>> On Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 5:05 PM, Andrew Hughes <gnu.andrew at> wrote:
>>>> I hereby nominate Martin Balao (mbalao) to OpenJDK Committer.
>>>> Martin has already produced a number of valuable contributions to
>>>> OpenJDK [0], particularly in the security area, and has more pending review.
>>>> In an area that seems low on OpenJDK developers, I think we should
>>>> do our best to support such work.
>>>> Votes are due by 17h00 UTC on the 11th of July, 2018.
>>>> Only current OpenJDK Committers [1] are eligible to vote on this nomination.
>>>> Votes must be cast in the open by replying to this mailing list.
>>>> For Lazy Consensus voting instructions, see [2].
>>>> [0]
>>>> [1]
>>>> [2]
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