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 Project Credits.


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 status.


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.

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