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From Stephen McConnell <mcconn...@apache.org>
Subject [VOTE-RESULT] PMC Voting Policies and Procedures
Date Fri, 13 Dec 2002 18:10:28 GMT

The vote to recommend to the PMC the the voting policies and procedures 
has passed with 6 supporting votes, no abstentions and no opposing votes.

The voting record is as follows:

   +1 Stephen McConnell
   +1 Berin Loritsch
   +1 Leo Simons
   +1 Leo Sutic
   +1 Nicola Ken Barozzi
   +1 Peter Royal

Accordingly, the following recommendation will be submitted to the 
Avalon PMC for adoption.

APACHE AVALON PMC VOTING PROCEDURES - RECOMMENDATION
====================================================


Definitions
-----------

Definition 1. PMC

  All references to the PMC within this document shall be deemed as
  the Apache Avalon Project Management Committee, established in
  accordance with the Apache Board resolution of the 20 November
  2002 and subsequent amendments.

Definition 2. PMC Membership

  The PMC membership as established by the Apache Board
  resolution as detailed under definition [1].

Definition 3. PMC Chair

  A member of the PMC, as defined in definition [2], duly elected
  by the PMC Members to represent the interest of the PMC Membership
  and the broader Avalon Community towards the Apache Board as defined
  under the PMC resolution (definition [1]).

Definition 4. PMC Charter

  The initial charter of the PMC is defined under the Apache Board
  resolution as detailed under definition [1].

Definition 5. Normal Vote

  Normal votes shall be deemed as any vote not falling within the scope
  of a Qualified Majority Vote as defined by definition [6].

Definition 6. Qualified Majority Vote.

  A Qualified Majority Vote is a vote applied to any of the following:

  (a) Modification to or amendment of the PMC Charter as defined
      by definition [3].

  (b) Modification to or amendment of the policies and procedures
      established hereunder.

PMC Policies and Procedures (P&P)
---------------------------------

Article 1, PMC Voting Procedures

  (a) Preconditions to Voting

      A vote shall be proceeded by prior discussion, normally
      initiated by a an email thread commencing by the "[PROPOSAL]"
      tag with the message title.  Proposal resulting in the
      establishment of a vote shall be presented under a thread
      commencing with the "[VOTE]" tag.
  (b) Quorum Calculations

      Quorum on all motions shall be at least three (3) and not
      less than 50% of the elected members (rounded up to the
      nearest non-fractional number).

  (c) Voting Conventions

      Voting on matters placed before the PMC shall be restricted
      to the members of the PMC.  Votes may be expressed in
      support, opposition, or abstention in accordance with the
      following conventions:

      +1  a vote supporting the motion
      +0  a vote of supportive abstention
      -0  a vote of non-supportive abstention
      -1  a vote opposing the motion

      A member may vote multiple times.  The last vote registered
      within the voting period shall stand as the members vote.

  (d) Normal Majority Vote

      A vote undertaken within the scope of a Normal Vote as defined
      by definition [5], meeting preconditions defined under Article
      1 (a), shall require a majority of greater than 50%, shall be
      subject to the quorum calculations as defined under Article 1
      (b), and vote duration as defined by Article 1 (f).

  (e) Qualified Majority Vote

      A vote undertaken within the scope of a Qualified Vote as
      defined by definition [5], meeting preconditions defined under
      Article 1 (a), shall require a majority of greater than 2/3,
      shall be subject to the quorum calculations as defined under
      Article 1 (b), and vote duration as defined by Article 1 (f).

  (f) Vote Duration

      Any vote conducted by the PMC may be closed after 7 days following
      initiation providing that quorum has been met in accordance with
      Article 1 (b).  A vote not meeting quorum during the initial 7
      day period shall default to a 14 day duration.  On expiration of
      a 14 day vote duration, if quorum has not been achieved, the
      vote shall be consider as a failed vote.

  (g) Post-conditions to Voting

      A vote shall be concluded by a result announcement presented by
      email under a thread commencing by the "[VOTE-RESULT]" tag with
      the message title.

-- 

Stephen J. McConnell

OSM SARL
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mailto:mcconnell@osm.net
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