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From "Berin Loritsch" <blorit...@citi-us.com>
Subject RE: [Proposal] PMC Resolution Voting Process
Date Fri, 06 Dec 2002 14:15:31 GMT
Steve!  I think we have something here!  I like your modifications
to everything listed below.  You have my +1 on this.

I also like the qualification of not allowing a VOTE unless it is
previously been a PROPOSAL.

> From: Stephen McConnell [mailto:mcconnell@apache.org]
>
> Berin Loritsch wrote:
>
> >I am putting this in another thread because Charter.txt is now
> >very long and we have two types of voting on the table.  I want
> >to separate them as much as possible.  Below is my understanding
> >of the PMC voting process as of the last discussion:
> >
> >* Strict majority ( > 50% ) with a quorum of 50% of the PMC.
> >
>
> One requested modification. A vote the relates to a change to the
> charter and/or policies and procedures shall require a 2/3 majority.
>
> >
> >
> >* PMC votes are open for a minimum of one week.
> >
>
> +1
>
> >
> >* If quorum cannot be met within one week, voting remains open
> >  up to two (2) weeks until quorum is met.  If quorum cannot be
> >  meet in that time period, the resolution has considered to
> >  have failed.  It can be brought up again when more people are
> >  willing to vote on the proposal.
> >
>
> +1
>
> In terms of policy and procedure test - I suggest dropping the last
> sentence but including this as an explanitory note.  Also,
> under chair
> rights and privaliges, the chair should be granted the right
> to disallow
> a vote if he/she considers the motion inappropriate (this covers not
> only things like reoccuring votes for the same thing, but also votes
> that are not within the concern of the PMC - e.g. technical issues).
>
> >
> >
> >This voting process is for PMC related issues.  That includes
> >the legal documents (resolutions, charter, by-laws, etc.).
> >
>
> This needs to be worked up a bit more - yes, I know - propose
> something
> - and yes, I'll get to it!
>
> One more thing - I think that at the level of the PMC would be strict
> about seperating [PROPOSAL]s from [VOTE]s.  A vote should not
> be allowed
> if (a) it has not been the subject of a prior proposal - i.e.
> discussion, and (b) cannot be considered as a binding vote
> unless (i) it
> is raised under the [VOTE] tag, and (ii) the chair has issued a
> [VOTE-RESULT].
>
> Cheers, Steve.
>
> >
> >
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