Forum OpenACS Improvement Proposals (TIPs): TIP #7 (Approved): CVS Committers ratify a temporary OCT
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 yonAll 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.
Who will nominate the definitive OCT that will be up for voting?
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.