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From Upayavira ...@odoko.co.uk>
Subject Re: Can the one proposing a vote cast his vote?
Date Fri, 01 Jun 2012 12:17:41 GMT
Generally (ideally?) people cast their vote in a separate email. Even
wait a little while before doing so.

You're obviously partial - you wouldn't call the vote otherwise! But
keep that separate from the actual vote message itself.

Regards, Upayavira

On Fri, Jun 1, 2012, at 01:50 PM, Herbert Duerr wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I was wondering how other projects under the ASF umbrella handle the 
> question, whether the one calling a vote should always stay neutral or 
> whether he should be allowed to cast his vote.
> 
> Or is it assumed that the one proposing a vote automatically approves 
> his proposal with a +1?
> 
> I had found http://s.apache.org/IqE from the Avalon project that 
> summarizes the voting process very well. My particular question wasn't 
> answered in it though, so I discussed that topic with Ross Gardler, 
> where he gave some good advise and allowed me to share it:
> > You should vote. Unless you formally record your vote it will not be
> > counted.
> >
> > In some cases other factors might make your impartiality questionable,
> > e.g. you may be nominating a new committee who is a work colleague. In
> > such circumstances you may choose to declare your relationship when you
> > make the nomination or when you vote. However, since everyone is an
> > individual in the ASF this is not required.
> >
> > If there is a genuine conflict of interest you need to recuse yourself
> > from the vote. This might happen in circumstances such as requesting PMC
> > approval of the projects trademarks for an event sponsored by your employer.
> 
> Are there additional criteria one should consider or are there any other 
> opinions on this topic?
> 
> Herbert

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