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From Thorsten Scherler <thors...@apache.org>
Subject Re: when to call a vote
Date Wed, 17 Aug 2005 10:00:51 GMT
Thanks for that thread. :)

salu2

On Wed, 2005-08-10 at 13:46 +1000, David Crossley wrote:
> The answer is: "very rarely".
> 
> http://forrest.apache.org/guidelines.html#actions
> 
> Votes are mainly for the following purposes:
> 
> 1) Adoption of a new codebase.
> 
> 2) Official releases.
> 
> 3) New PMC members/committers.
> 
> So for day-to-day operations, just get on with it.
> Lazy approval will apply.
> 
> If it is an issue that you think needs discussion
> to figure out the correct solution, then start a
> discussion thread. If you feel that people might
> miss it, then use a subject line with Proposal
> or Heads-up.
> 
> The main thing is, don't call a Vote to make
> a coding decision.
> 
> Here is a tricky one that we have not yet
> defined in our guidelines ...
> 
> Merging of experimental branches.
> Bringing something out of the SVN whiteboard.
> 
> Even those should be able to be done with
> "proposal" threads. The discussion will reveal
> whether the proposed action has support or not.
> 
> -David
-- 
thorsten

"Together we stand, divided we fall!" 
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