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Subject svn commit: r406530 - /forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/guidelines.xml
Date Mon, 15 May 2006 04:16:51 GMT
Author: crossley
Date: Sun May 14 21:16:51 2006
New Revision: 406530

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewcvs?rev=406530&view=rev
Log:
Removed the concept of "Active" PMC members. (Other changes will follow after
gleaning some related comments from the discussion. See also changes to who.xml)

[Proposal] remove active/inactive concept
http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.text.xml.forrest.devel/20315
Message-Id: 20060420081203.GC21454@igg.indexgeo.com.au

[Vote] remove active/inactive concept
http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.text.xml.forrest.devel/20315/focus=20623
Message-Id: 20060503083010.GA16193@igg.indexgeo.com.au

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?rev=406530&r1=406529&r2=406530&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/guidelines.xml (original)
+++ forrest/trunk/site-author/content/xdocs/guidelines.xml Sun May 14 21:16:51 2006
@@ -115,6 +115,12 @@
       and 
     <link href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html#pmc">How-it-works</link>.
     </p>
+    <p>
+      PMC members can be as active as they choose, with no pressure from the
+      project. People can be quiet and speak up occasionally when they see a
+      topic that motivates them enough to contribute to the discussion or to
+      cast a vote.
+    </p>
     <p>The responsibilities of the PMC include:</p>
     <ul>
       <li>Be familiar with these project guidelines, and the
@@ -142,15 +148,15 @@
 
     <p>
       Membership of the PMC is by invitation only and must receive
-      consensus approval of the active PMC members.
+      consensus approval of the PMC members.
     </p> 
     <p>
       A PMC member is considered
-      "emeritus" by their own declaration or by not contributing in
-      any form to the project for over six months. An emeritus member may
+      "emeritus" by their own declaration
+      An emeritus member may
       request reinstatement to the PMC. Such reinstatement is subject to
-      consensus approval of the active PMC members. Membership of the PMC can be
-      revoked by unanimous consensus of all active PMC members (other than
+      consensus approval of the PMC members. Membership of the PMC can be
+      revoked by unanimous consensus of PMC members (other than
       the member in question).
     </p>
 
@@ -329,19 +335,19 @@
         <tr>
           <td><strong>2/3 majority</strong></td>
           <td>
-            Some actions require a 2/3 majority of active PMC members.
+            Some actions require a 2/3 majority of PMC members.
             Such actions typically affect the foundation
             of the project (e.g. adopting a new codebase to replace an existing
             product). The higher threshold is designed to ensure such changes
             are strongly supported. To pass this vote requires at least 2/3 of
-            binding vote holders to vote +1
+            the votes that are cast to be +1.
           </td>
         </tr>
 
         <tr>
           <td><strong>Unanimous consensus</strong></td>
           <td>
-            All voters with binding votes must vote and there
+            All of the votes that are cast are to be +1 and there
             can be no binding vetoes (-1).
           </td>
         </tr>
@@ -400,7 +406,7 @@
             Lazy approval
           </td>
           <td>
-            Active PMC members
+            PMC members
           </td>
         </tr>
         <tr>
@@ -412,7 +418,7 @@
             Lazy majority
           </td>
           <td>
-            Active PMC members
+            PMC members
           </td>
         </tr>
         <tr>
@@ -426,7 +432,7 @@
             Lazy majority
           </td>
           <td>
-            Active PMC members
+            PMC members
           </td>
         </tr>
         <tr>
@@ -442,7 +448,7 @@
             2/3 majority
           </td>
           <td>
-            Active PMC members
+            PMC members
           </td>
         </tr>
         <tr>
@@ -454,7 +460,7 @@
             Consensus approval
           </td>
           <td>
-            Active PMC members
+           PMC members
           </td>
         </tr>
         <tr>
@@ -466,7 +472,7 @@
             Consensus approval
           </td>
           <td>
-            Active PMC members
+            PMC members
           </td>
         </tr>
         <tr>
@@ -478,7 +484,7 @@
             Consensus approval
           </td>
           <td>
-            Active PMC members (excluding the member in question)
+            PMC members (excluding the member in question)
           </td>
         </tr>
         <tr>
@@ -490,7 +496,7 @@
             Unanimous consensus
           </td>
           <td>
-            Active PMC members (excluding the committer in question if a
+            PMC members (excluding the committer in question if a
             member of the PMC)
           </td>
         </tr>
@@ -505,7 +511,7 @@
             Unanimous consensus
           </td>
           <td>
-            Active PMC members (excluding the member in question)
+            PMC members (excluding the member in question)
           </td>
         </tr>
       </table>
@@ -515,7 +521,8 @@
       <title>Voting timeframes</title>
       <p>
         Votes are normally open for a period of one week to allow all active voters
-        time to consider the vote. If the vote has not achieved a quorum,
+        time to consider the vote. If the vote has not achieved a quorum
+        (the chair decides if sufficient people have voted),
         then it can be extended for another week. If still no quorum, then
         the vote fails, and would need to be raised again later.
         Votes relating to code changes are not subject to a strict timetable,



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