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From Bertrand Delacretaz <bdelacre...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [TTH] on the "international English" issue
Date Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:55:43 GMT
On Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 10:30 AM, Erik de Bruin <erik@ixsoftware.nl> wrote:
> ...can a vote also be (to
> put it bluntly): "[VOTE] stop being pains in the project's buttocks
> and leave the spelling/grammar issue well enough alone!"...

A PMC can make their own rules on such things, but IMO the best way to
end discussions is to stay out of them, maybe after a brief reply that
respectfully explains why.

OTOH if someone has a valid concern the project should attempt to
create space for that concern to be addressed. Asking people for a
concrete (and concise if possible) proposal that allows their concern
to be addressed is valid.

IIUC you guys have decided to allow vetoes on discussions such as this
localization thing, if that's correct I think that's a bad idea. The
reason why Apache best practices recommend majority votes on most
everything is to allow disagreement to exist. It feels bad to see your
ideas rejected sometimes when you're in the minority, but that usually
prompts people to come up with new proposals that are acceptable to
the majority, and those proposals are often better than the original

Reducing the area of friction is key, so back to Harbs list if I was
going to push for a language preference I'd try to attack the smallest
and most important parts first if agreeing on the whole thing looks


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