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From Noah Slater <nsla...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] List CloudStack related books on the website
Date Mon, 27 May 2013 20:48:57 GMT
As a committer you have a binding vote. However, our by-laws do not make it
clear what sort of decision-making process we use for non-technical matters
such as this. So I am not sure whether your -1 counts as a veto.


On 27 May 2013 19:14, Rohit Yadav <bhaisaab@apache.org> wrote:

> -1 list of books etc. on website (binding, if committers are allowed to do
> that).
>
> The list should be on the project wiki and not on the website.
> Even if we have the right intention, the website should ought not be seen
> as platform of promoting anything other than the materials published within
> Apache CloudStack, which means promoting anything which means books,
> goodies and things of that sort.
>
> What we can do is create a wiki on things about CloudStack, which we
> already have and in the education/how-to section add list of books related
> to CloudStack or cloud computing, but on the wiki and not on the website.
>
> Cheers.
>
> On Mon, May 27, 2013 at 1:57 PM, Sebastien Goasguen <runseb@gmail.com
> >wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > After a relatively long discussion on the marketing@ list about the
> > "Packt Book" [1] I would like to call a vote.
> >
> > Proposal:
> > ----------------
> > I propose to list CloudStack related books on our website [2]. The page
> > listing these books would contain the following disclaimer:
> >
> > "This listing does not represent official endorsement by the Apache
> > CloudStack project. The Apache CloudStack project does not recommend one
> > book versus another nor does it guarantee the quality of the books."
> >
> > Inclusion of a book in the listing would be done via a vote on the
> > marketing@ list.
> > ----------------
> >
> > As a quick summary, alternatives to this proposal were to:
> > 1-not do anything
> > 2-list the books on the wiki
> >
> > A few of us have already expressed their opinions and discussed the
> > possibilities. Check [1].
> >
> > Vote will be open for 96 hours (To accommodate Memorial day in the USA).
> >
> > Reply with:
> >
> > [ ] +1  approve
> > [ ] +0  no opinion
> > [ ] -1  disapprove (and reason why)
> >
> > PS: If edits of the disclaimer are needed but that they do not change the
> > meaning of it, the disclaimer will be modified but the vote will not be
> > restarted.
> >
> > [1] http://markmail.org/thread/r4qdmbonmx6yq2uv
> > [2] http://cloudstack.apache.org
> >
> > -Sebastien
>



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