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From "Berin Loritsch" <blorit...@citi-us.com>
Subject RE: Charter.txt
Date Wed, 04 Dec 2002 13:13:30 GMT

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephen McConnell [mailto:mcconnell@apache.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 6:16 AM
> To: Avalon Developers List
> Subject: Re: Charter.txt
> Peter Donald wrote:
> >On Wed, 4 Dec 2002 15:59, Berin Loritsch wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>Stephen has already made clear his dislike of the word "unanimous",
> >>but before we blindly remove that word, we need to come to community
> >>consensus.
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >I am +1 on unanimous because it forces consensus for forward 
> motion. It may 
> >mean things take longer to get decided but usually the 
> decisions are better 
> >for it.
> >
> And thereby grant the right to a single individual to block progress. 
> That takes away the ability of the PMC to function. If when you take 
> away it ability to function you have taken away its ability 
> to represent 
> the comunity and its ability to meet its obligations to the board.

Steve, your fears are duly noted.  Keep in mind that it is the PMC that
must be unanimous--not the general committer populus.

I am sure that people who have a proven track record of being able to
work with others can come to agreement.  I am also sure that unanimous
has to work any time there is a legal issue at stake.  Remember PMC
does not make technical decisions so there is unlikely to be an undue
amount of blocking--and never for frivolent reasons.

PMC is responsible to oversee the legal aspects of this community.

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