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From cross...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r149315 - forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/guidelines.xml
Date Mon, 31 Jan 2005 23:02:20 GMT
Author: crossley
Date: Mon Jan 31 15:02:19 2005
New Revision: 149315

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewcvs?view=rev&rev=149315
Log:
Clarify that the chair has the ultimate decision.

Modified:
    forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/guidelines.xml

Modified: forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/guidelines.xml
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewcvs/forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/guidelines.xml?view=diff&r1=149314&r2=149315
==============================================================================
--- forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/guidelines.xml (original)
+++ forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/guidelines.xml Mon Jan 31 15:02:19 2005
@@ -34,7 +34,9 @@
    (<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. These project guidelines supplement that
-   ASF documentation.
+   ASF documentation. Normally these guidelines are not needed - the project
+   just gets on with its day-to-day operation - but they enable
+   all people to understand how the project operates.
   </p>
 
   <section id="mission">
@@ -164,9 +166,11 @@
     <section id="voting">
       <title>Voting</title>
       <p>
-        Decisions regarding the project are made by votes on the project
-        development mailing list. Where necessary,
+        Certain actions and decisions regarding the project are made by votes
+        on the project development mailing list. Where necessary,
         PMC voting may take place on the private PMC mailing list.
+      </p>
+      <p>
         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. 
@@ -488,11 +492,10 @@
     <section id="ultimatum">
       <title>Ultimatum and breakdown</title>
       <p>
-        For situations requiring unanimous consensus, if this consensus
-        cannot be reached within the extended timeframe, then the Board
-        expects the chair to act as the officer of the foundation and
-        make the ultimate decision.
-        In any case, the board can be requested to intervene.
+        For breakdown situations and those requiring unanimous consensus,
+        if this consensus cannot be reached within the extended timeframe,
+        then the Board expects the chair to act as the officer of the
+        Foundation and make the ultimate decision.
       </p>
     </section>
   </section>



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