"Steering committee" discussion
Thanks everyone who came to the TOC call today - with extra thanks to Alexis for initiating the idea in the first place. I've tried to capture the key points:
Problem statement summary: projects that are controlled by a single vendor struggle to meet the current graduation requirement to have maintainers from multiple organizations (for valid reasons such as, they tend to hire the folks who are expert in that project). This multi-organization requirement is intended to address two concerns:
1. longevity of the project (in the event that a vendor is acquired or goes out of business)
2. ensuring that the project roadmap is community controlled, and not only run in the commercial interest of the vendor (we want to avoid feature hold-back)
We recognize that the current multi-org requirement may not be the only (or even necessarily the best) way to address those concerns
If this broadly reflects the consensus we can start on wordsmithing the graduation requirement changes in GitHub.
Many thanks everyone for your comments and feedback around these ideas!