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From Shane Curcuru <>
Subject Re: Vetoes for New Committers??
Date Wed, 29 Mar 2017 01:42:16 GMT
Joan Touzet wrote on 3/28/17 8:34 PM:
> Apache CouchDB does not allow vetos on new committer votes.
> You can read our policy on all vote types here:
> I encourage all other projects to make public a similar summary of
> their guidelines. This table alone has helped eliminate a LOT of
> confusion when it comes time to voting on our project.

Having project bylaws - even if merely pointing to another project's
bylaws - is an excellent way to ensure everyone knows the ground rules.
It's even in the official board resolution for new projects:

> RESOLVED, that the initial Apache NAME PMC be and hereby is
>  tasked with the creation of a set of bylaws intended to
>  encourage open development and increased participation in the
>  Apache NAME Project; and be it further

Many projects do have bylaws published, but some seem to simply be
copy/paste and might not be... actively used.

But the CouchDB ones look great - and it seems a number of projects have
already copied them.  IT would be a neat project to take those bylaws
and check them someplace as a "here's a sample set of bylaws to start
with" in Incubator land, so podlings have an example.  I bet if it were
simple to promote the docs to new websites, a lot of projects would just
use those.


- Shane

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