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From Daniel John Debrunner <...@debrunners.com>
Subject [RESULT] [VOTE] Establish development model based on Apache DB guidelines
Date Tue, 07 Sep 2004 17:05:15 GMT
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Six +1 votes - thus the development model is established.

Dan.

Daniel John Debrunner wrote:

> Derby is being sponsored by the Apache DB project and the Derby status
> page states 'The Apache DB project will own the Derby subproject, and
> the subproject will follow the Apache DB PMC's direction'. I assume the
> 'will own' means if Derby graduates from incubation.
> (http://incubator.apache.org/projects/derby.html)
>
> I propose a consensus approval vote that the Derby development model
> follows the guidelines defined by the Apache DB project. This will set
> the initial rules for development, changes to the model could
> subsequently be called for and voted on using the Derby developer
> mailing list.
>
> The guidelines are defined at http://db.apache.org/guidelines.html
>
> There is one difference that the Derby code is in SVN and not CVS.
>
> Note the decision making page at http://db.apache.org/decisions.html
> and the Changes section on this page http://db.apache.org/source.html.
>
> The Changes section indicates the commit model is:
>
> (quote)
>
> Simple patches to fix bugs can be committed then reviewed. With a
> commit-then-review process, the Committer is trusted to have a high
> degree of confidence in the change.
>
> Doubtful changes, new features, and large scale overhauls need to be
> discussed before committing them into the repository. Any change that
> affects the semantics of an existing API function, the size of the
> program, configuration data formats, or other major areas must receive
> consensus approval before being committed.
>
> (end-quote)
>
> Dan.
>
>
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