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From Joseph Schaefer <>
Subject Re: Vetoes for New Committers??
Date Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:28:54 GMT
The downside to majority rule when it comes to personnel voting is that it can lead to a situation
where a company having a majority on the pmc can increase their majority by voting in additional
employees without the minority having any way to provide a check on that exercise of power.
 Yes this has come up in the past.

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> On Mar 28, 2017, at 8:03 PM, Niclas Hedhman <> wrote:
> Hi,
> on it
> describes the process of bringing in a new committer for a "typical
> project".
> But in the "Discussion" it speaks of "3 +1 and no vetoes"... Is it really
> "typical" that projects use vetoes for new committers? I can't recall
> seeing that anywhere, not saying it is incorrect, but asking whether it
> really is "typical".
> Perhaps we should provide links to a handful of well-known project's
> processes, to both give a template for projects to work with as well as
> different approaches.
> Anyone has any opinion on this matter?
> Cheers
> -- 
> Niclas Hedhman, Software Developer
> - New Energy for Java

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