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Subject svn commit: rev 47468 - forrest/trunk/src/documentation/content/xdocs
Date Wed, 29 Sep 2004 06:57:14 GMT
Author: crossley
Date: Tue Sep 28 23:57:13 2004
New Revision: 47468

Modified:
   forrest/trunk/src/documentation/content/xdocs/bylaws.xml
Log:
Woops, last commit was from the wrong working copy.
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 23:57:13 2004
@@ -57,6 +57,7 @@
       <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>
+      and the
       <link href="ext:how-it-works">How it works</link> document,
       as well as the
       <link href="http://incubator.apache.org/">Incubator project</link>.
@@ -159,7 +160,7 @@
         Discussion and proposal should have happened prior to the vote.
         Voting is carried out by replying to the vote mail. 
         See <link href="#procedure">voting procedure</link> below.
-        Voting may take four flavours:
+        Votes are expressed using one of the following symbols:
       </p>
 
       <table>
@@ -431,6 +432,18 @@
             Active PMC members (excluding the member in question)
           </td>
         </tr>
+        <tr>
+          <td><strong>Changes to project bylaws</strong></td>
+          <td>
+            Substantial changes to these bylaws, i.e. beyond text tweaks.
+          </td>
+          <td>
+            2/3 majority
+          </td>
+          <td>
+            Active PMC members
+          </td>
+        </tr>
       </table>
     </section>
 
@@ -438,8 +451,13 @@
       <title>Voting timeframes</title>
       <p>
         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.
+        time to consider the vote. If the vote has not achieved a quorum,
+        then it can be extended for another week. If still no quorum, then
+        the vote fails, and would need to be raised again later.
+      </p>
+      <p>
+        Votes relating to code changes are not subject to a strict timetable,
+        but should be made as timely as possible.
       </p>
     </section>
 
@@ -449,9 +467,10 @@
         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 are expressed by replying email using the
+        <link href="#voting">voting symbols</link> defined above.
+        Voters can change their vote during the timeframe.
+        At the end of the vote period, the proposer tallies the number of final
         votes and reports the results.
       </p>
     </section>

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