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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Re: 10.2 release in August?
Date Thu, 27 Apr 2006 19:45:51 GMT
Michelle Caisse wrote:
> Jean T. Anderson wrote:
> 
>> One clarifying procedural note ... voting guidelines for releases are
>> here:
>>
>> http://www.apache.org/foundation/voting.html#ReleaseVotes
>>
>> A release requires three binding +1 votes -- db pmc votes are binding
>> for derby. A -1 expresses an opinion, but can't actually veto a release.
>> That much said, the community should consider any -1 votes.
>>
> Can you point me to where it says that pmc votes are binding for Derby? 
> I see that http://www.apache.org/foundation/voting.html says "the basic
> rule is that only PMC members have binding votes", but according to
> http://db.apache.org/decisions.html, only committers have binding
> votes.  By my reading, Apache gives precedence to the community rules.

PMCs fall under ASF guidelines.  If you've noticed recent derby vote
threads, committers and db pmc members are always identified in the
final result post.  We haven't have a situation yet where a derby vote
had fewer than 3 db pmc votes, so it hasn't been an issue.

 -jean



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