Requiring Core dev membership for TB members

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Mon Sep 30 13:02:35 UTC 2013

On Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 08:14:08AM -0400, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> While I agree that a hard requirement might be too strong (I can think of MOTU 
> who choose not to apply for core-dev for social reasons and people with the 
> technical background to be core-dev, but who choose not to based on principle 
> of least access (mdz, for example) and a perhaps a few others), it is 
> important that the Technical Board be, well technical.  If you look at the 
> things we expect a core-dev to know, I think they kinds of things that SHOULD 
> be pre-requisites for being on the Tech Board.
> Mark can nominate who he wants, of course, but I think that Tech Board members 
> who don't meet reasonable technical standards will undermine the perceived 
> legitimacy of the Tech Board with the broader development community.
> Modulo a few exceptions, I think Micah's suggestion is a good one.

Perhaps it would be sufficient to allow the development community to set
their own standards of legitimacy by way of the votes they cast?  As
long as the nominee pool contains some electable core developers (which
seems likely), then it kind of seems to me that this should work out on
its own.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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