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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: Releases, showstoppers, and vetos
Date Wed, 06 Feb 2002 21:17:04 GMT
From: "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2002 3:02 PM

> From: "Rodent of Unusual Size" <Ken.Coar@Golux.Com>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2002 2:53 PM
> > I think that's bogus, too.  If someone thinks something is serious
> > enough to stop a release, they should be no more overridable than
> > any other block (read: veto).  I find the idea of being able
> > to veto a showstopper completely ludicrous. :-)
> WRONG.  You are proposing that one individual may block a release.

Let me add one thought.  A veto is not a showstopper - it's a much higher
and binding entity.  However, if someone puts in the SHOWSTOPPER list
"* Outstanding Veto of foo patch" then that showstopper could not be moved,
by anyone, other than the veto'er (or the list if the veto was unanimously
agreed to be an invalid veto.)

A showstopper isn't a veto; but a veto is a showstopper.  You must veto
something specific to carry a showstopper over other's heads.


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