Proposal to add Steve Woodbridge to the TSC

Sean Gillies sgillies at FRII.COM
Thu Apr 13 14:04:30 EDT 2006

On Apr 13, 2006, at 11:56 AM, Daniel Morissette wrote:

> Sean Gillies wrote:
>> For as long as I've been involved with MapServer, Steve  
>> Woodbridge  has
>> been a contributor to discussions not only on MapServer usage,   
>> but also
>> on project architecture, governance, and direction. I've  appreciated
>> his insights, and would like for us to encourage and  empower  
>> Steve by
>> giving him a position on MapServer's technical  steering  
>> committee. In
>> accordance with our rules, I propose that we  add Steve Woodbridge  
>> as a
>> TSC member, and cast my +1 vote.
> I am a bit hesitant with this proposal. Please don't get me wrong, I
> have no problem with Steve personally, but so far all members of  
> the TSC
> were contributors in term of source code, documentation, website or
> other tangible contributions.
> By adding Steve, we would open the door to TSC members who have been
> contributing mostly in terms of user support or comments via the  
> lists.
> My hesitation comes from the fact that I am worried about  
> dissolving the
> TSC too much if we start going that route. Without thinking much about
> this, I can think of at least Bart van den Eijnden and Tom Kralidis  
> who
> contributed at least as much as Steve in advice, user support and QA
> efforts to the project (and I'm sure there are a few others that I  
> can't
> think of right now). To be consistent we should consider them for
> membership too (and I'm not proposing that we do that).
> Perhaps there have been off-list discussions and arguments that would
> justify broadening the TSC, if that's the case then I'd like to hear
> them, otherwise, for now I'll vote +0.
> Daniel

I'm completely open to more members. I simply did not want to roll  
too many proposals into one email.


Sean Gillies

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