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From Chris Mattmann <mattm...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VOTE] change bylaws to add "branch committers"
Date Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:39:22 GMT
+1 (non-binding)

-----Original Message-----

From: Chris Douglas <cdouglas@apache.org>
Reply-To: <general@hadoop.apache.org>
Date: Thursday, July 25, 2013 11:38 AM
To: "general@hadoop.apache.org" <general@hadoop.apache.org>
Subject: [VOTE] change bylaws to add "branch committers"

>Discussion thread: http://s.apache.org/WhL
>
>The vote will run for 7 days. -C
>
>Index: main/author/src/documentation/content/xdocs/bylaws.xml
>===================================================================
>--- main/author/src/documentation/content/xdocs/bylaws.xml
>(revision 1505876)
>+++ main/author/src/documentation/content/xdocs/bylaws.xml      (working
>copy)
>@@ -76,6 +76,13 @@
>         commit access from the PMC. Such reinstatement is subject to
>         consensus approval of active PMC members.</p>
>
>+        <p>Significant, pervasive features are often developed in a
>speculative
>+        branch of the repository. The PMC may grant commit rights on the
>+        branch to its consistent contributors, while the initiative is
>active.
>+        Branch committers are responsible for shepherding their feature
>into
>+        an active release and do not cast binding votes or vetoes in the
>+        project.</p>
>+
>         <p>All Apache committers are required to have a signed
>Contributor
>         License Agreement (CLA) on file with the Apache Software
>         Foundation. There is a <a
>@@ -220,6 +227,9 @@
>              Consensus approval requires 3 binding +1 votes
>              and no binding vetoes.</li>
>
>+        <li> <strong>Lazy Consensus -</strong>
>+             Lazy consensus requires no -1 votes ('silence gives
>assent').</li>
>+
>         <li> <strong>Lazy Majority - </strong>
>              A lazy majority vote requires 3 binding +1
>              votes and more binding +1 votes than -1 votes.</li>
>@@ -279,6 +289,12 @@
>
>             <p>Lazy 2/3 majority of PMC members</p></li>
>
>+         <li> <strong>New Branch Committer</strong>
>+
>+            <p>When a branch committer is proposed for the PMC</p>
>+
>+            <p>Lazy consensus of active PMC members</p></li>
>+
>          <li> <strong>New Committer</strong>
>
>             <p>When a new committer is proposed for the project</p>
>@@ -291,6 +307,13 @@
>
>             <p>Consensus approval of active PMC members</p></li>
>
>+         <li> <strong>Branch Committer Removal</strong>
>+
>+            <p>When removal of commit privileges is sought
><strong>or</strong>
>+               when the branch is merged to the mainline</p>
>+
>+            <p>Lazy 2/3 majority of active PMC members</p></li>
>+
>          <li> <strong>Committer Removal</strong>
>
>             <p>When removal of commit privileges is sought.  Note: Such



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