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From Ulrich Mayring <ulr...@mayring.de>
Subject Re: PMC votes ( Re: [Vote] Phoenix 4.0.3 release.)
Date Sat, 21 Dec 2002 00:01:16 GMT
Leo Simons wrote:
> 
> if the PMC doesn't vote and release software, the ASF doesn't release
> the software. It is then not any kind of "official ASF release", which
> might mean less legal protection and such. What you get then is a
> "convenience download of a cvs snapshot", ie a nightly build.

Ok, so this is a legal reason and therefore valid. But it's really only
"the ASF says so" at this point, not why they say so.

> There's also the issue of making sure the community is behind changes;
> voting means they have checked and agreed that the changes are good, the
> build is stable, etc etc etc.

Ok, also valid in theory, but it doesn't happen in real life. Paul wrote
a few words about the changes, everyone trusted him that the changes
were ok and said +1. Nobody checked the changes or ran any tests,
everyone trusted Paul - so why not trusting him in making a release?

> need I go on? :D

At your discretion ;-)

Ulrich



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