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From Niclas Hedhman <>
Subject Re: Vetoes for New Committers??
Date Tue, 04 Apr 2017 23:58:59 GMT
That's reassuring, but how does that relate to defaulting to vetoes for

Your statement about Board intervening could be said for Joe's/Ted's claim
about "letting the minority be heard" as well... and doesn't support or
undermine the use of vetoes for personnel.


On Apr 5, 2017 07:49, "Marvin Humphrey" <> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 4:26 PM, Niclas Hedhman <> wrote:
> > Vetoes can become very contentious, and I don't really buy the arguments
> > presented in favor of using it. To me a negative use is a BDFL-type
> > leader/founder preventing active contributors from getting a say in a
> > project.
> If a personnel vote is contended, and it doesn't show up in a Board
> report, the PMC Chair is not upholding their responsibilities and
> should be sacked. But even if it does get omitted, at least one
> Director is probably scanning each project's private list once per
> quarter and will likely flag the issue.
> Contended personnel votes are not common. The Board has enough
> bandwidth to review them and curtail egregious abuse.
> Marvin Humphrey
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