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From ctubb...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r1579722 - /accumulo/site/trunk/content/bylaws.mdtext
Date Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:40:05 GMT
Author: ctubbsii
Date: Thu Mar 20 19:40:05 2014
New Revision: 1579722

URL: http://svn.apache.org/r1579722
Log:
Use generic pronouns rather than gender-specific ones.

Modified:
    accumulo/site/trunk/content/bylaws.mdtext

Modified: accumulo/site/trunk/content/bylaws.mdtext
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/accumulo/site/trunk/content/bylaws.mdtext?rev=1579722&r1=1579721&r2=1579722&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- accumulo/site/trunk/content/bylaws.mdtext (original)
+++ accumulo/site/trunk/content/bylaws.mdtext Thu Mar 20 19:40:05 2014
@@ -42,9 +42,9 @@ All of the volunteers who are contributi
 
 ## Committers
 
-The project's committers are responsible for the project's technical management. Committers
have write access to the project's code repositories and may cast binding votes on any technical
discussion regarding Accumulo. Committer access is by invitation only and must be approved
by consensus approval of the active PMC members. Upon acceptance of the invitation to become
a committer, it is the accepting member’s responsibility to update his/her status on
the Accumulo web page accordingly.
+The project's committers are responsible for the project's technical management. Committers
have write access to the project's code repositories and may cast binding votes on any technical
discussion regarding Accumulo. Committer access is by invitation only and must be approved
by consensus approval of the active PMC members. Upon acceptance of the invitation to become
a committer, it is the accepting member’s responsibility to update their status on the
Accumulo web page accordingly.
 
-A committer is considered emeritus, meaning inactive, by his or her own declaration or by
not reviewing patches or committing patches to the project for over six months. Emeritus members
will be recognized by the PMC on the Accumulo web page, in honor of their past contributions.
Emeritus members retain all voting and commit rights associated with their former designation
and can move themselves out of emeritus status by sending an announcement of their return
to the developer mailing list. It will be the returning member's responsibility to update
his/her status on the web page accordingly.
+A committer is considered emeritus, meaning inactive, by their own declaration or by not
reviewing patches or committing patches to the project for over six months. Emeritus members
will be recognized by the PMC on the Accumulo web page, in honor of their past contributions.
Emeritus members retain all voting and commit rights associated with their former designation
and can move themselves out of emeritus status by sending an announcement of their return
to the developer mailing list. It will be the returning member's responsibility to update
their status on the web page accordingly.
 
 An emeritus committer’s commit access may be disabled as part of routine security. Access
shall not be removed without notifying the committer, and access shall be maintained if the
committer wishes to leave it active. A committer’s commit access shall be reactivated
upon the committer’s request to the PMC.
 
@@ -78,9 +78,9 @@ The responsibilities of the PMC include:
 
 In particular, PMC members must understand both our project's criteria and ASF criteria for
voting on a [release](http://www.apache.org/dev/release.html#management).
 
-Membership of the PMC is by invitation only and must be approved by a consensus approval
of active PMC members. Upon acceptance of the invitation to become a PMC member, it is the
accepting member’s responsibility to update his/her status on the Accumulo web page accordingly.
+Membership of the PMC is by invitation only and must be approved by a consensus approval
of active PMC members. Upon acceptance of the invitation to become a PMC member, it is the
accepting member’s responsibility to update their status on the Accumulo web page accordingly.
 
-A PMC member is considered emeritus, meaning inactive, by his or her own declaration or by
not contributing in any form to the project for over six months. Emeritus members will be
recognized by the PMC on the Accumulo web page, in honor of their past contributions. Emeritus
members retain all voting and commit rights associated with their former designation and can
move themselves out of emeritus status by sending an announcement of their return to the developer
mailing list. It will be the returning member's responsibility to update his/her status on
the web page accordingly.
+A PMC member is considered emeritus, meaning inactive, by their own declaration or by not
contributing in any form to the project for over six months. Emeritus members will be recognized
by the PMC on the Accumulo web page, in honor of their past contributions. Emeritus members
retain all voting and commit rights associated with their former designation and can move
themselves out of emeritus status by sending an announcement of their return to the developer
mailing list. It will be the returning member's responsibility to update their status on the
web page accordingly.
 
 The chair of the PMC is appointed by the ASF board. The chair is an office holder of the
Apache Software Foundation (Vice President, Apache Accumulo) and has primary responsibility
to the board for the management of the projects within the scope of the Accumulo PMC. The
chair reports to the board quarterly on developments within the Accumulo project.
 
@@ -145,7 +145,7 @@ There are the types of approvals that ca
 
 A valid, binding veto cannot be overruled. If a veto is cast, it must be accompanied by a
valid reason explaining the veto. The validity of a veto, if challenged, can be confirmed
by anyone who has a binding vote. This does not necessarily signify agreement with the veto,
but merely that the veto is valid.
 
-If you disagree with a valid veto, you must lobby the person casting the veto to withdraw
his or her veto. If a veto is not withdrawn, the action that has been vetoed must be reversed
in a timely manner.
+If you disagree with a valid veto, you must lobby the person casting the veto to withdraw
their veto. If a veto is not withdrawn, the action that has been vetoed must be reversed in
a timely manner.
 
 ## Actions
 



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