| "Larry Garfield"
<la...@garfieldtech.com>: Jul 03 12:15PM -0500
The PSR-20 working group has been inactive for many
months now (it's been 10 months since any changes to
the spec document), far longer than the allowed
time for a working group to be inactive. The Editor,
Chris Seufert, has been inactive and unreachable via
Discord in the WG's channel for several months. The
Sponsor, Chuck Burgess, has also not responded to
messages on Discord in the WG's channel.
Per the bylaws:
The Editor or Sponsor of a Working Group may step down
at any time by informing the Core Committee via the
mailing list. If the departing individual specifies an
intended replacement from the Working Group
membership, that individual will assume the vacant
role immediately, by Implicit Approval. If necessary,
a Decision Vote to appoint a new Editor or Sponsor may
be held following a suitable nomination period.
Should a Working Group be missing an Editor for 60
days; be missing a Sponsor for 60 days; have
insufficient active members for 60 days; or show no
signs of activity for six months, then the Core
Committee may hold a Decision Vote to name a new
Editor or Sponsor, following a suitable nomination
process. One of the options in that Decision Vote must
be to dissolve the Working Group. If no suitable
candidates for Editor or Sponsor may be found, then
the Working Group is automatically dissolved.
At this time, the PSR-20 WG is inactive. There are
four possible next steps:
1. The Sponsor becomes active again and nominates a
new Editor who can complete the PSR and bring it to a
vote. If there is a dispute over who the Editor should
be, the CC will hold a Decision Vote.
2. The Sponsor may step down as Sponsor, in which case
a new Sponsor from the CC will need to step forward.
If there is a dispute over who the Editor should be,
the CC will hold a Decision Vote. The new Sponsor will
then take step 1.
3. Neither the Sponsor nor Editor are heard from, so
the CC appoints a new Sponsor and Editor by Decision
4. The working group is dissolved and PSR-20 is listed
Of note: Other current members of the working group
are eligible to be the new Editor, but the Sponsor
must be a member of the Core Committee.
If nothing happens within 2 weeks, I believe we should
declare option 4 enacted by default and the WG
(I would personally like to avoid option 4, as I
really do believe this spec is valuable and should be