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Subject svn commit: rev 47467 - forrest/trunk/src/documentation/content/xdocs
Date Wed, 29 Sep 2004 06:46:33 GMT
Author: crossley
Date: Tue Sep 28 23:46:32 2004
New Revision: 47467

Modified:
   forrest/trunk/src/documentation/content/xdocs/bylaws.xml
Log:
Add new section to describe "Voting procedure".
Extend time period if quorum not reached, then fail.
Describe the situation for changing these bylaws.
Add option to abstain.
Add links to select ASF documentation.


Modified: forrest/trunk/src/documentation/content/xdocs/bylaws.xml
==============================================================================
--- forrest/trunk/src/documentation/content/xdocs/bylaws.xml	(original)
+++ forrest/trunk/src/documentation/content/xdocs/bylaws.xml	Tue Sep 28 23:46:32 2004
@@ -17,7 +17,7 @@
 <!DOCTYPE document PUBLIC "-//APACHE//DTD Documentation V1.3//EN" "http://forrest.apache.org/dtd/document-v13.dtd">
 <document> 
 <header> 
-  <title>DRAFT: Apache Forrest Project Guidelines</title> 
+  <title>DRAFT: Apache Forrest project bylaws</title> 
 </header> 
 <body> 
   <warning>
@@ -27,13 +27,14 @@
     documents where appropriate.
   </warning>
   <p>
-   This document provides the guidelines under which the Apache Forrest
+   This document provides the bylaws and guidelines under which the Apache Forrest
    project operates. It defines the roles and responsibilities, who may vote,
    how voting works, how conflicts are resolved, etc.
-   Forrest is a project of the Apache Software Foundation
+   Apache Forrest is a project of the Apache Software Foundation
    (<link href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/">ASF</link>) which holds
    the copyright for all Apache projects. The ASF website explains the
-   operation and background of the ASF.
+   operation and background of the ASF. These project bylaws supplement that
+   ASF documentation.
   </p>
 
   <section id="mission">
@@ -48,14 +49,17 @@
     <title>The Apache Way</title>
     <p>
       Forrest is typical of Apache projects in that it operates under a set of
-      principles, known collectively as the "Apache Way". If you are
-      new to Apache development, please refer to the
-      <link href="http://incubator.apache.org/">Incubator project</link>
-      and the
-      <link href="http://www.apache.org/dev/">ASF developer</link> section
-      and the
+      principles, known collectively as the "Apache Way".
+      For more information about how Apache projects operate, please refer to
+      the
+      <link href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/">ASF foundation</link>
+      and
+      <link href="http://www.apache.org/dev/">ASF developer</link> sections
+      of the ASF website, including the
       <link href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/bylaws.html">ASF ByLaws</link>
-      for more information about how Apache projects operate.
+      <link href="ext:how-it-works">How it works</link> document,
+      as well as the
+      <link href="http://incubator.apache.org/">Incubator project</link>.
     </p>
   </section>
 
@@ -138,7 +142,7 @@
   <section id="decision">
     <title>Decision making</title>
     <p>
-      Within this project, different types of decisions require different
+      Different types of decisions require different
       forms of approval. For example, the previous section describes
       several decisions which require "consensus approval". This
       section defines how voting is performed, the types of approval, and which
@@ -153,8 +157,9 @@
         PMC voting may take place on the private PMC mailing list.
         Votes are clearly indicated by subject line starting with [VOTE].
         Discussion and proposal should have happened prior to the vote.
-        Voting is carried out by replying to the vote mail. Voting may take
-        four flavours:
+        Voting is carried out by replying to the vote mail. 
+        See <link href="#procedure">voting procedure</link> below.
+        Voting may take four flavours:
       </p>
 
       <table>
@@ -196,6 +201,13 @@
             to include an alternative course of action.
           </td>
         </tr>
+
+        <tr>
+          <td><strong>abstain</strong></td>
+          <td>People can abstain from voting. They can either remain
+          silent or express their reason.
+          </td>
+        </tr>
       </table>
 
       <p>
@@ -428,6 +440,19 @@
         Votes are open for a period of one week to allow all active voters
         time to consider the vote. Votes relating to code changes are not
         subject to a strict timetable but should be made as timely as possible.
+      </p>
+    </section>
+
+    <section id="procedure">
+      <title>Voting procedure</title>
+      <p>
+        Discussion about the topic would have already happened in a [Proposal]
+        email thread to express the issues and opinions. The [Vote] thread is
+        to ratify the proposal.
+      </p>
+      <p>
+        At the end of the vote period, the proposer tallies the number of
+        votes and reports the results.
       </p>
     </section>
   </section>

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