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From Marvin Humphrey <>
Subject Re: Veto! Veto?
Date Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:33:11 GMT
On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 2:43 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz
<> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 10:28 AM, Jacques Le Roux
> <> wrote:
>> Who will update the page?*
> I've done that, it now says "In general, committer elections are
> majority approval votes, as described on the Apache Voting Process
> page" with a link.

That's not my understanding. It's not what I've heard from the Board
over the years, particularly from Greg. And I believe that it's for a
very good reason that personnel votes at Apache are not majority rule:
majority rule forces a result rather than creates consensus.

The ambiguity of voting.html has long irritated me and it was on my
own internal list of policies to clarify.  I figured I would tackle it
later because it is so fundamental, but perhaps it will force itself
onto the agenda sooner.

I contend that the reasoning applied in this thread that personnel
votes are "procedural votes" is not correct, and that therefore it
does not follow that they are majority rule.

Marvin Humphrey

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