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From "David W. Van Couvering" <David.Vancouver...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: VOTE: Principles of sharing code
Date Wed, 26 Oct 2005 16:44:35 GMT
OK, thanks, I agree it does require consensus approval.  I am glad my 
parents didn't try to make me a lawyer.

I didn't see anyone complain about Kathey's comment so I thought it was 
an acceptable change.  But it's not surprising that it wasn't: for some 
reason almost every intuition I have had about this process has been wrong.

I'm not sure what you mean that it "concerns you" -- this seems to imply 
to me that you are worried about something in the future.  Can you explain?



Daniel John Debrunner wrote:
> David W. Van Couvering wrote:
>>I am still learning, so forgive me if I missed something, but I
>>carefully read the guidelines of our project:
> One could also claim that this paragraph applies to these principles:
> http://db.apache.org/source.html
> <quote>
>  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.
> </quote>
> Which would then require three binding votes ...
> My issue with the currrent principles is that there was lots of good
> discussion which lead to the good, generally agreed upon, summary on the
> wiki. Then a single comment from a single individual leads to principles
> that don't match the summary in the wiki. I believe the principles
> should have been in-line with the wiki, since it was based upon
> discussion, then Kathey could have vetoed with a reason if required. The
> abrupt change really concerns me.
> Dan.

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