[8u communication] Call for new maintainers

Seán Coffey sean.coffey at oracle.com
Fri Dec 7 15:35:30 UTC 2018


Modification of Project maintainers has been rare for the lifetime of 
this Project to date.

We do have a documented template which we can use[1].
Future Project owners would be free to modify the process if necessary.

The JDK Updates Project recently discussed the Maintainer appointment 
Any questions relating to it can be taken up on that Project's mailing list.

[1] http://openjdk.java.net/projects/jdk8u/maintainer-template.html


On 07/12/18 13:29, Volker Simonis wrote:
> 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
> something?
> Thank you and best regards,
> Volker
>> 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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