Are the Eclipse Committer Elections Too Long?

Jessica Thornsby

Chris Aniszczyk has called for a streamlining of the Eclipse Committer Elections process.

Currently, the election period lasts for seven days, with the intention of giving the community a chance to debate and discuss. Aniszczyk states that although this process highlights Eclipse’s meritocratic nature, he theorises that in most cases existing committers have discussed the individual before calling an election. He has rarely seen anyone voted down after an election has been called.

I don’t like the process currently because I think it takes too long for a committer to get elected and eventually get commit rights to source control.

“How do other mature open source projects deal with this? How do we make it better?” he asks. Is the current election process too lengthy? Aniszczyk is currently calling for feedback at his blog.


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