|XML:DB Project Managment Committee bylaws|
The XML:DB Project Management Committee was formed in
September 2000. This Committee consists of 3 founding members,
one of whom is the founding Chairman. The term of the Chairman
is one year. There is no term limit for members. The list
of current members can be found in our
The XML:DB PMC is responsible for the strategic direction and
success of the XML:DB Initiative. This governing body is
expected to ensure the project's welfare and guide its
overall direction. The XML:DB PMC may not necessarily
participate in the day-to-day coding but is involved in
the overall development plans, the alleviation of any
bottlenecks, the resolution of conflicts, and the overall
technical success of the project.
The XML:DB PMC meets monthly with a majority of its members to
discuss issues, determine strategic direction, and forward
progress. These meetings may take place online, via
teleconference, or via other means deemed effective by the
XML:DB PMC. The XML:DB PMC has an annual meeting at which time a new
Chairman is elected. The old Chairman maintains membership
XML:DB PMC members may resign at any time. The Chairman may
resign as Chairman at any time without resigning membership
to the XML:DB PMC. The Chairman or any member may be removed from
the XML:DB PMC by a 3/4 vote of the XML:DB PMC.
New members may be elected to the XML:DB PMC. In order to be
elected, the person has to be nominated by a XML:DB PMC Member.
The person does not have to be a Committer but may be someone who
provides valuable contributions that
are considered to be important to the XML:DB Initiative. Once nominated,
all of the XML:DB PMC will vote and those receiving a 3/4
positive vote will become a member.