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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Binding votes for a release (was Re: 10.2 release in August?)
Date Thu, 27 Apr 2006 20:35:28 GMT
actually, there's a good thread on legal-discuss regarding this topic
starting at:


and for anyone's email client that wraps the previous line:



Jean T. Anderson wrote:
> Michelle Caisse wrote:
>>Jean T. Anderson wrote:
>>>One clarifying procedural note ... voting guidelines for releases are
>>>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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