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From cross...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: rev 47471 - forrest/trunk/src/documentation/content/xdocs
Date Wed, 29 Sep 2004 07:31:37 GMT
Author: crossley
Date: Wed Sep 29 00:31:36 2004
New Revision: 47471

Modified:
   forrest/trunk/src/documentation/content/xdocs/bylaws.xml
Log:
Clarify the section about vetoes.


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	Wed Sep 29 00:31:36 2004
@@ -195,7 +195,7 @@
           <td><strong>-1</strong></td>
           <td>
             This is a negative vote. On issues where consensus is required,
-            this vote counts as a <link href="#vetoes">veto</link>.
+            this vote counts as a <link href="#veto">veto</link>.
             All vetoes must
             contain an explanation of why the veto is appropriate. Vetoes with
             no explanation are void. It may also be appropriate for a -1 vote
@@ -281,20 +281,30 @@
       </table>
     </section>
 
-    <section id="vetoes">
+    <section id="veto">
       <title>Vetoes</title>
       <p>
         A valid veto cannot be over-ruled, it can only be withdrawn by its issuer.
         Any veto must be accompanied by reasoning and be prepared to defend it.
+      </p>
+
+      <p>
         The validity of a veto, if challenged, can be confirmed by anyone who
         has a binding vote. This does not necessarily signify agreement with the
-        veto - merely that the veto is valid.
+        veto - merely that the veto is valid. In case of disputes about whether
+        a veto is valid, then opinion of the PMC chair is final.
+      </p>
+
+      <p>
+        If you disagree with a valid veto, then you must engage the person
+        casting the veto to further discuss the issues. The vetoer is obliged
+        to vote early and to then work with the community to resolve
+        the matter.
       </p>
 
       <p>
-        If you disagree with a valid veto, you must engage the person casting
-        the veto, to convince them to withdraw it. If a veto is not withdrawn,
-        the action that has been vetoed must be reversed in a timely manner.
+        If a veto is not withdrawn, the action that has been vetoed must
+        be reversed in a timely manner.
       </p>
     </section>
 

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