Forum OpenACS Improvement Proposals (TIPs): TIP #7 (Approved): CVS Committers ratify a temporary OCT

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The current OpenACS Core Team comprises:
Don Baccus: design, code, philosophy/evangelism, documentation
Jeff Davis design, code, release management, bug fixing
Lars Pind design, code, UI design, I18N, Workflow and Bug Tracker packages.
Dan Wickstrom: design, code, more code, amazing code
Roberto Mello: code, code, documentation, 3.x management
Peter Marklund: code, I18N, testing, APM, Time Logging application

Because the OpenACS project needs a legitimate, effective, open, "consent-of-the-governed" governing body, I propose that this Core Team be ratified by the currect OpenACS CVS committers for a one-month term, to be replaced at the end of that term by an OCT selected by the community in an open process.

The current OpenACS committers are:

andrewp
bartt
daveb
dirkg
donb
frankn
jader
janines
jeffd
jlaine
joela
juny
lars
nickc
olah
peterm
rmello
robertl
rocaelh
simonc
stevei
tilmanns
vinodk
yon
All have committed code or documentation in the last 3 months. Committers have one week to vote "Approved" or "Disapproved" by putting that word in the subject of a reply to this posting. An Approved vote means that the existing OCT is ratified as the Provisional Openacs Core Team for the period 25 Aug 2003 to 25 Sep 2003, with the intent that a new election process be developed in the mean time to replace the OCT by 25 Sep 2003. Provisional OCT members are not intended to be barred from the next OCT.

A vote of "Disapproved" means disagreement with the process outlined above.

If a total of two thirds of all persons voting before midnight (local server time, which is US Eastern Daylight Savings Time) at the end of 25 Aug 2003 vote Approved, the existing OCT is considered ratified as the Provisional OCT.

In the interest of openness, I have posted the chat discussion leading to this tip.

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2: Approved (response to 1)
Posted by Steve Ivy on
I was worried about the one-month time frame, but I now see that this first OCT is provisional. Go for it.

--Steve

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3: Approved. (response to 1)
Posted by Dirk Gomez on
Approved.
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4: Approved (response to 1)
Posted by Dave Bauer on
Approved
What does "selected by the community in an open process" mean?

Who will nominate the definitive OCT that will be up for voting?

-Roberto

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6: Approved (response to 1)
Posted by Jarkko Laine on
devorppA
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7: Approved (response to 1)
Posted by Lars Pind on
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Approved
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9: Approved (response to 1)
Posted by Frank N. on
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10: Re: Approved (response to 9)
Posted by Vinod Kurup on
Approved
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11: Approved (response to 9)
Posted by Bart Teeuwisse on
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12: Approved (response to 1)
Posted by Rocael Hernández Rizzardini on
Approved
Approved
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14: Approved (response to 1)
Posted by Jun Yamog on
Approved
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15: Approved (response to 1)
Posted by Jade Rubick on
Approved
it means that the community is asked to figure out and execute a new election process in the next month, including issues like nominations.
Approved
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18: Approved (response to 1)
Posted by Andrew Piskorski on
Sounds Good Enough, approved.
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19: Approved (response to 1)
Posted by Roberto Mello on
But I think we should define what is meant by "community" and how will the new OCT be elected.
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20: Approved (response to 19)
Posted by Tilmann Singer on
Approved
I approve ...

Roberto ... if you want to take a shot at defining our "community", go for it.  I can't think of any cut-and-dried definition myself.

We have 18 approvals, no disapprovals, and 24 committers.  This exceeds the 2/3 specified in the TIP, so it is Approved.  We have an Provisional OCT core team until 25 Sep 2003.