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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject when to call a vote
Date Wed, 10 Aug 2005 03:46:16 GMT
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

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