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From Ashutosh Chauhan <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Proposed Changes to the Apache Hive Project Bylaws
Date Fri, 27 Dec 2013 19:44:07 GMT
Proposed changes look good to me, both suggested by Carl and Thejas.
Another one I would like to add for consideration is: 24 hour rule between
+1 and commit. Since this exists only in Hive (no other apache project
which I am aware of) this surprises new contributors. More importantly, I
have seen multiple cases where patch didn't get committed because committer
after +1 forgot to commit after 24 hours have passed. I propose to modify
that one such that there must be 24 hour duration between creation of jira
and patch commit, that will ensure that there is sufficient time for folks
to see changes which are happening on trunk.


On Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 9:33 AM, Thejas Nair <> wrote:

> The changes look good to me.
> Only concern I have is with the 7 days for release candidate voting.
> Based on my experience with releases, it often takes few cycles to get
> the candidate out, and people tend to vote closer to the end of the
> voting period. This can mean that it takes several weeks to get a
> release out. But this will not be so much of a problem as long as
> people don't wait for end of the voting period to vote, or if they
> look at the candidate branch even before the release candidate is out.
> Should we also include a provision for branch merges ? I think we
> should have a longer voting period for branch merges (3 days instead
> of 1?) and require 3 +1s (this part is also in the hadoop by-law ) .
> On Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 7:08 PM, Carl Steinbach <> wrote:
> > I think we should make several changes to the Apache Hive Project Bylaws.
> > The proposed changes are available for review here:
> >
> >
> >
> > Most of the changes were directly inspired by provisions found in the
> Apache
> > Hadoop Project Bylaws.
> >
> > Summary of proposed changes:
> >
> > * Add provisions for branch committers and speculative branches.
> >
> > * Define the responsibilities of a release manager.
> >
> > * PMC Chairs serve for one year and are elected by the PMC using Single
> > Transferable Vote (STV) voting.
> >
> > * With the exception of code change votes, the minimum length of all
> voting
> > periods is extended to seven days.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> > Carl
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