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From rgard...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r1135785 - /comdev/site/trunk/content/committers/voting.mdtext
Date Tue, 14 Jun 2011 20:47:12 GMT
Author: rgardler
Date: Tue Jun 14 20:47:11 2011
New Revision: 1135785

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1135785&view=rev
Log:
Initial voting doc

Added:
    comdev/site/trunk/content/committers/voting.mdtext   (with props)

Added: comdev/site/trunk/content/committers/voting.mdtext
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/comdev/site/trunk/content/committers/voting.mdtext?rev=1135785&view=auto
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+Title:
+Notice:    Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one
+           or more contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file
+           distributed with this work for additional information
+           regarding copyright ownership.  The ASF licenses this file
+           to you under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the
+           "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance
+           with the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
+           .
+             http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
+           .
+           Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing,
+           software distributed under the License is distributed on an
+           "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY
+           KIND, either express or implied.  See the License for the
+           specific language governing permissions and limitations
+           under the License.
+
+Occasionally a "feel" for consensus is not enough. Sometimes we need to 
+have a measurable consensus. For example, when voting in new committers or 
+to approve a release. 
+
+## Preparing for a Vote
+
+Before calling a vote it is important to ensure that the community is given time to
+discuss the upcoming vote. This will be done by posting an email to the list
+indicating the intention to call a vote and the options available. By the time
+a vote is called there should already be [consensus in the community][4]. The vote 
+itself is, normally, a formality.
+
+## Calling a Vote
+
+Once it is time to call the vote a mail is posted with a subject starting 
+with "{VOTE]". This enables the community members to ensure they do not miss
+an important vote thread. It also indicates that this is not consensus building
+but a formal vote.
+
+### Casting Your Vote
+
+The notation used in voting is:
+
+  - +1 Yes I agree 
+  -  0 I have no strong opinion 
+  - -1 I object on the following grounds
+
+If you object you must support your objection and provide an alternative course 
+of action that you are willing and able to implement (where appropriate).

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