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Development Resources/Changing Leadership

Project leadership is discussed in the "Leaders" section of the Eclipse Development Process.

Electing a new Project Lead

New Project Leads, or co-Leads must be elected by the project committers. Typically this done by calling for a vote using the project's main (dev) mailing list. As a general rule, the nomination should include some discussion of the individual's qualifications (a short paragraph will do). The vote should run for a minimum of five generally-accepted business days, or until all committers have voted. A vote that results in a minimum of three +1s, and no unresolved -1s is considered successful (for projects with fewer than three committers, unanimous consent will suffice).

The results of a successful vote should be brought to the attention of the Project's PMC for their approval (via the PMC mailing list). Once that approval has been obtained, contact EMO for approval by the EMO(ED). The change will be effected immediately upon approval by the EMO(ED).

Retiring Project Lead

A project lead may retire their position by sending their request to EMO.

Disruptive or Dysfunctional Project Leadership

In the event that a project's leaders or committers have become disruptive or dysfunctional, contact EMO.


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