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From Damien Katz <dam...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [RESULT]: Accept newline patch into CouchDB for 0.9 (Was: Re: VOTE: accept newline patch into CouchDB for 0.9)
Date Tue, 24 Feb 2009 11:55:49 GMT

On Feb 24, 2009, at 6:44 AM, Antony Blakey wrote:

>
> On 23/02/2009, at 3:17 AM, Jan Lehnardt wrote:
>
>> Collecting:
>>
>> On 23 Jan 2009, at 23:42, Noah Slater wrote:
>>> * Accept the patch (or a modified version) and add newline chars
>>
>> +1: 7 (2 binding)
>> -1: 3 (2 binding)
>>
>>> * Reject the patch (and any modified version) and do not add  
>>> newlines chars
>>
>> +1: 3 (2 binding)
>> -1: 4
>>
>>
>>> * Further discussion, to be decided before we release 0.9
>>
>> +1: 1 (1 binding)
>> -1: 1 (1 binding)
>>
>>> * Further discussion, to be decided after we release 0.9
>>
>> +1:
>> -1: 2 (2 binding)
>>
>> --
>>
>> It looks like we have a draw with weigh-in from the community
>> on a +1 to accept the patch.
>>
>> We need more discussion here.
>
> I'm a bit confused about this. Excuse me while I tread carefully. It  
> seems that the community vote is clearly a majority to accept the  
> patch. If the end result of this vote is that we don't follow that  
> vote because it's only the PMC vote that counts, doesn't that mean  
> that community votes are irrelevant?

It means "We need more discussion here". Getting consensus is  
important, especially when the main development contributors have  
disagreements.

-Damien

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