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Re: [Xen-devel] [RFC] Minor change to governance document at http://www.xenproject.org/developers/governance.html

On 26/04/16 12:48, Lars Kurth wrote:
> Hi all,
> following the recent process to elect new maintainers and committers, 
> I would like to suggest the following minor change to our governance 
> document. I believe the process we ran recently worked well, so we 
> should change the governance accordingly. I don't think we need to 
> change the governance to remind the community at least annually of 
> the process, but we should use the appointments@ alias, such that 
> community members can nominate new committers in private.
> Here is the relevant snippet from 
> http://www.xenproject.org/developers/governance.html
> ---
> Committer Elections
> Developers who have earned the trust of committers in their project 
> (including the project lead) can through election be promoted to 
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> can 
> [the (including the project lead) makes no sense]
> Committer. A two stage mechanism is used
> * Nomination: A committers should nominate a community member publicly 
>               ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>               Community members should nominate candidates by posting 
>               a proposal to appointments at xenproject dot org                
> explaining the candidate's contributions to the project and thus why 
> they should be elected 
> as a maintainer on the project's public mailing list. 
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> to become a Committer of the project.
> [Typo: this should have been Committer in the first place]
> The nomination should include a project, cite evidence such as patches  
>                ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>                should
> [the "include a project" makes no sense]
> and other contributions where the case is not obvious. 
>                                                        ^^^^ 
>                                                        Existing 
> Committers will review all proposals, check whether the nominee 
> would be willing to accept the nomination and publish suitable 
> nominations on the project's public mailing list for wider 
> community input.
> ---
> In the nomination e-mail, we can then use what we used in 
> https://www.mail-archive.com/xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx/msg63365.html
> ---
> == Providing Feedback ==
> We are inviting community members to provide comments regarding the 
> nomination of <PERSON>. As feedback may be personal and may make 
> nominees uncomfortable, we are asking you to provide feedback by 
> sending a private mail to appointments at xenproject dot org *before* 
> <DATE> (please do *not* CC xen-devel@). 
> If you want to congratulate the nominee, it is of course OK to do 
> this in public. Please use your judgement and common sense.
> ---
> This is in line with what we have done earlier this month, and seems
> to be a better approach than requiring discussions about nominations
> to be public from the beginning. Public discussions about a 
> candidates track record may necessarily become personal and thus may 
> prevent good candidates from being nominated.
> Any views?

This all seems reasonable:

Acked-by: George Dunlap <george.dunlap@xxxxxxxxxx>

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