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From Alan Gates <ga...@yahoo-inc.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Proposed bylaws for the Hadoop project
Date Tue, 03 Nov 2009 01:10:13 GMT
+1 for adoption, and +1 for the two minor changes Doug proposes.

Alan.

On Nov 2, 2009, at 12:41 PM, Doug Cutting wrote:

> These look good to me.  +1
>
> A few minor changes I'd prefer but not insist on:
>
> - Replace the term "developer" with "contributor".  This seems more  
> precise and consistent with our wiki documentation.
>
> - Emeritus timeout should be 12 months instead of 6.  Perhaps this  
> doesn't matter, since we're not bound to make someone emeritus after  
> six months, but events might reasonably keep someone away for six,  
> and I think we've generally not bothered to make anyone emeritus  
> until they've been idle for 12 months, so 12 months seems more  
> descriptive of our actual practice.
>
> Thanks for proposing this!
>
> Doug
>
> Owen O'Malley wrote:
>> We should have created bylaws when we were established as a PMC  
>> back in Jan 2008, but it has become clear that we need to define  
>> them. I looked around and the Ant project had bylaws that were both  
>> clear and fairly complete. I made some minor edits to match what we  
>> do. Please look them over and vote. In a recursive usage, let's use  
>> 2/3 majority to approve these bylaws.
>> -- Owen
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------


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