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A topic for next week's PMC meeting [was: Standard Charter Revision for Eclipse Planning Council]

Wenfeng Li
Standard Charter Revision for Eclipse Planning Council

Fellow BIRT PMC members,


The Eclipse planning council is proposing to work out a revision to Project Charters to cover some of the ambiguous areas in the original charter.


Attached is a proposal from Tyler, PMC lead from the TPTP project.   Please review and let’s discuss it in next week’s PMC meeting.




Wenfeng Li

Eclipse BIRT Project


Actuate Corporation – Engineering




-----Original Message-----
From: [hidden email] [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Thessin, Tyler
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 5:25 PM
To: Bjorn Freeman-Benson
Cc: eclipse.org-planning-council
Subject: [eclipse.org-planning-council] Standard Charter Revision forEclipse Planning Council


Bjorn, Planning Council,

Per Bjorn’s request, please see attached for the requested changes to the Eclipse standard charter which I assembled into a single proposed draft revision from the numerous email messages I sent previously (to Bjorn).  While this document is html format, it is meant to be edited by MS Word to clearly see the proposed changes and explanations (Sri could facilitate this review is Word is not otherwise available).

Note, there are likely numerous other changes that we could make to clear up ambiguities (e.g., what happens to the voting rights of a Lead Committer when they take an extended leave – the project must continue, but their Component cannot proceed without them; lots of little dark corners like this still exists and we just do our best to interpret the intent).  But, these included here are the most noticeable issues.

I forget now which of the older projects are still relying on customer charters, perhaps they have some specifics to add (although, I crafted the TPTP charter based on the best amalgamation of charters existing at the time – Eclipse, Tools, WTP, ? – so we should be pretty close).  As well, some of the newer projects may have run into issues to clarify.

As stated previously, I expect that projects can independently decide whether they want to adopt standard charter revision v1.0 or v1.1, but it was my intent not to introduce any provisions which would hinder all projects to move forward to the cleaner v1.1 version.  With these changes to the standard charter, we would adopt the standard charter for TPTP and do away with our original custom charter.

It would be nice to take a bulk approval request to the Board to approve a new standard charter revision and for the adoption thereof by all projects.

Sri, I’ve attached our proposed revised TPTP charter based on the proposed standard charter for reference (not changed since Jan’06 revision I previously sent for review).


<<TPTP Charter v1.1 - Draft.htm>>

<<Eclipse Standard Top-Level Charter v1_1 - DRAFT.htm>>



Tyler Thessin | [hidden email]

Director, Intel Performance Libraries Lab

Software & Solutions Group | Developer Products Division

Intel Corporation | www.intel.com/software/products

2111 NE 25th Ave, JF1-07, Hillsboro, OR 97124, (503) 712-8413

TPTP Charter v1.1 - Draft.htm (41K) Download Attachment