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From Harbs <harbs.li...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [TTH] How to agree on International vs. US English...or similar things
Date Fri, 05 Dec 2014 07:15:11 GMT
Hi Bertrand,

> So it's back to the discussion about vetoes being harmful.

I don’t understand why you keep coming back to this point. No one (besides Justin) ever
suggested that releases could be vetoed.

On Dec 5, 2014, at 8:50 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz <bdelacretaz@apache.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 4, 2014 at 6:12 PM, Alex Harui <aharui@adobe.com> wrote:
>> ...we decided to add a new “all caps” file called
>> “CONTRIBUTING" to our release packages.  In examining the package, I found
>> the file was misspelled as “CONTRIBITING” and felt that because it was in
>> the top-level listing it would be worth spelling that correctly....
> 
> This is a typical example of something that feels like a release
> blocker to some people, while others couldn't care less and will want
> to move forward.
> 
> So it's back to the discussion about vetoes being harmful. If you
> allow them, people who care about this can block a release, even if
> the majority of the PMC doesn't want to delay a release for something
> that they see as a minor issue.
> 
> That's where the Apache best practices say the majority is right, at
> the expense of disappointing the minority and for the benefit of
> projects moving forward faster by trusting the majority.
> 
> -Bertrand


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