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[Xen-API] [Proposal] Minor additions and clarification to Xen Project Governance

Dear Developers,

we have had the original Xen project governance document (see http://xen.org/projects/governance.html <http://www.xen.org/projects/governance.html>) in effect now since July last year. The last minor review was in October 2011.

Since then I had feedback on two items:

a) Our governance does not specify how friction in the community is resolved. The role definitions cover the concept of Committers and Project leads acting as Referees, without being specific. In essence, the proposal reflects what happens informally in practice today and has happened in the past.

b) There also was a bug in the definition of Project Lead: "Xen.org projects are managed by a Project Lead, who also is a maintainer" should be "..., who also is a committer". I clarified this and added a sentence that a project lead can also act as referee (which was implied before as a project lead is a committer).

Please find a proposal for a new revision of the process at http://xen.org/projects/governance_v1_2.html which fixes these two issues. Changes are marked in italics and are in sections "Conflict Resolution" and "Project Lead".


1) Open review with feedback until 11th May (a bit more than a week from today)

2) Lars to incorporate any feedback and publish a revision.

3) Lars to set up a private poll via a form, the week of May 14th which will be open for a week. Community members that can vote are maintainers (including committers and maintainers)of any mature project in Xen (aka Xen and XCP).

Best Regards

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