Users who give frequent and valuable contributions to
a project of the XML:DB Initiative can have their status
promoted to that of a "Committer" for that project. A
Committer has write access to the source code repository
and gains voting rights allowing them to affect the future
of the project.
In order for a User to become a Committer, another
Committer can nominate that User or the User can ask for it.
Once a User is nominated, all of the Committers for a project
will vote. If there are at least 3 positive votes and no
negative votes, the User is converted into a Committer.
Each project of the XML:DB Initiative may nominate a
Chairman who is one of the Committers. The Chairman is
responsable for resolving conflicts and the coordination
of the project as a whole.
At times, Committers may go inactive for a variety of
reasons. A Committer that has been inactive for 3 months
or more may lose his or her status as a Committer.
A list of our current Committers can be found in our