Fwd: How do I resign?
david at davidherron.com
Wed Aug 24 16:11:45 PDT 2011
Hi Mark, Thank you for reminding me of this.
Hi porters-dev, I wish you all the best, porting OpenJDK to lots of
platforms is immensely important, but I need to move on.
I believe this drops the Members of Porters Group below the three member
+ David Herron
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From: <mark.reinhold at oracle.com>
Date: Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 1:57 PM
Subject: Re: How do I resign?
To: David Herron <david at davidherron.com>
I'm sifting through a bunch of historical data to generate a complete
census of all OpenJDK participants so that we can put the new Bylaws
Shall I treat your message below as a resignation from the Porters and
Quality Groups? If so then I'll omit you from the census data.
2011/5/6 9:43 -0700, david at davidherron.com:
> Hi all, I have a question which the OpenJDK website wasn't able to give me
> an answer. I've come to a point where I realize I'm not ever going to get
> around to contributing anything to the OpenJDK, I realize that I have a
> voting role in one or two Group, and that because I'm not contributing to
> the OpenJDK that I should not have those Group Member roles.
> I'd started to send this a week ago - but the kerfluffle over interim
> governance board stuff made me stop and wait a week. I'm trying to keep
> this to the fact that I'm not involved in the project and shouldn't have
> actual roles in the project, but I that I do have a voting role in at
> one Group. However one can draw a parallel between that and a couple of
> governance board members, for whatever that's worth.
> Specifically, I am Member of two Groups: Porting, Quality
> The Quality Group was a good idea we had while I was still a Sun employee
> but I was never allowed to take it beyond what is on those pages on the
> OpenJDK website. That's a personal disappointment for me because I
> the OpenJDK (like Netbeans, Drupal, and other high profile open source
> projects) deserves to have a publicly operated quality team.
> It's the Porting group where I have some concern, because it has actual
> activity and I have to pay enough attention to cast votes occasionally.
> It's possible that I might miss a call for votes, not cast my vote, and
> delay something or other within the OpenJDK project. Weeell, okay,
> is a smart guy who probably won't miss a lack of vote and he does know
> to find me if need be. In any case it would be better for my Group
> seat be held by someone who is involved with the OpenJDK project, is
> attention, has skin in the game, etc.
> I went over the OpenJDK website and did not find any discussion of the
> structure of Groups and Projects nor discussion of how to become a Group
> Member, what are the roles, duties, benefits, requirements, etc. I wonder
> where this is documented? And, more importantly, isn't this important
> enough to be documented clearly? It is a key bit to the operation of the
> OpenJDK project. UPDATE: It seems from the discuss at openjdk.java.netemails
> the last week the documentation may be in the governance document being
> + David Herron
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