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From "Roy T. Fielding" <field...@gbiv.com>
Subject Re: abandoning 22 - was: Content request for 0.20.205 Sustaining Release
Date Fri, 09 Sep 2011 20:46:13 GMT
On Sep 9, 2011, at 11:08 AM, Eli Collins wrote:
> The release manager - not the developers - are responsible for and
> have the final say as to what patches get merge to their branch.

That is simply false.  At no time is any individual responsible for
any part of Apache subversion, no matter how obscure the branch.
No RM has the final say on anything other than their own work.
That is, they can choose not to produce a release candidate.
Furthermore, at no time whatsoever does any person "own" the job
of being RM -- there can be five active RMs on a single branch,
each producing release candidates based on what is in subversion
at the particular time that they decide to tag and build.

> If the RM wants all this work they need to either corral the developers
> to do the merging or do the merging themselves. In short, it's their
> responsibility to get people to invest in the branch.

That is true of anyone, on or off the PMC -- not just the RM.


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