[8u communication] Call for new maintainers

Volker Simonis volker.simonis at gmail.com
Fri Dec 7 13:29:27 UTC 2018

Hi Sean,

I don't want to question the nomination of Andrew^2 in any way - I
think they are a perfect fit for serving as 8u maintainers.

I'm just a little curious about the process of approving new 8u (and
JDK Updates maintainers). Is this a formal process which is documented
somewhere or just an informal one as it seems to be when looking at
this email thread? And what about the jdk11 updates? Shouldn't we also
extend the group of maintainers for 11u as well as 11.0.2 will be the
last Oracle led jdk11 update?

On Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 11:56 AM Seán Coffey <sean.coffey at oracle.com> wrote:
> Thanks to Andrew Haley and Andrew Hughes for nominating
> themselves for the role of JDK 8 Updates Maintainer. I propose
> to add them to the current group of Project maintainers.

Does "propose to add" means that you are actually adding them and is
this sentence the "announcement" you have mentioned in your initial
email? Again, this shouldn't be understood as criticism. I just try to
understand and correctly follow the process. Without reading your last
mail in the "Call for new maintainers" thread it wasn't obvious to me
that we already have two new maintainers, but maybe I've missed

Thank you and best regards,

> After that, I plan to work with the current and new maintainers in
> addressing the new approval requests in the jdk8u-dev queue.
> Regards,
> Sean.
> On 21/11/18 17:44, Seán Coffey wrote:
> > To help transition this Project to a new Lead, I'd like to invite new
> > non Oracle participants to help in maintainer duties. The primary duty
> > involved from here on is reviewing and making approval decisions on
> > incoming requests which will ultimately end up in the next, non Oracle
> > led, release of this Project (post release of JDK 8u202).
> >
> > Any candidates putting themselves forward for this role should
> > demonstrate an active history with the Project and should ideally give
> > some background history on their involvement in the Project to date.
> >
> > If new maintainers are added, an announcement will be made via the
> > Project mailing list.
> >
> > regards,
> > Sean.
> >

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