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Revision as of 13:24, 14 April 2020 by Tino Didriksen (Created page with "I propose to overhaul the Bylaws in this manner: * https://github.com/apertium/organisation/commit/20d6fb394108118b0eccf800626bf408266b1c40 * https://github.com/apertium/org...")
I propose to overhaul the Bylaws in this manner:
Goals of the changes
- Prepare for creating a legal entity for Apertium. But that will come later; this overhaul is needed regardless.
- Rename Developer to Contributor.
- Rename Committer to Voting Member. Not merely Member, as that would be confused for member of the Github organisation. Anyone can be a Github member, but it has to be a conscious choice to want to be a voting member.
- Separate the definition of Contributor with commit access and Voting Member. Being a voter should not be tied to having commit rights. This tie made sense with a monorepo, but it really doesn't make sense with split decentralized repos.
- Empower Contributors to do what they're effectively doing anyway (make releases, grant access), while still keeping PMC oversight for big changes.
- Recommend a Contributor License Agreement, but at least require that licenses must be clear. I'm tired of resolving licensing issues.
- Raise inactivity limit to 1 year.
- Formally ensure we reduce the bus factor and security risks.
- Change PMC voting system to STV.
- Formalize tie-breaker mechanics, since it just became relevant.