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From Sebastien Goasguen <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Project Bylaws
Date Thu, 03 Jan 2013 20:54:38 GMT

On Jan 3, 2013, at 9:49 PM, Chip Childers <> wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 3:39 PM, David Nalley <> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 3:02 PM, Chip Childers <> wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 2:58 PM, Rohit Yadav <> wrote:
>>>> +1 (binding)
>>>> Thanks for the reply, casting binding vote.
>>>>>>> 3. Veteos
>>>>>> Who can Veto? Timeframe when a veto is challenged?
>>>>> The "who" is anyone that can cast a binding vote on an issue.
>>>>> Further, veto's are only applicable for "lazy consensus" style formal
>>>>> votes or technical decisions.
>>>>> I'm not sure I get your timeframe question though…
>>>> The question was if someone challenges a vote by committing a binding veto
-1, and if their veto is challenged (say the reasons were not obvious) and they are asked
for reason(s) what should be the timeline for the person to reply/communicate. (say a case
of someone trolling, the question was about handling trolls :)
>>> Well, I think that the first issue would be that we shouldn't have
>>> trolls with binding votes... ;-)
>>> I guess it's a fair question though...  any thoughts on how to think
>>> about that issue?  I'd say that by default, we're talking about the
>>> normal "at least 72 hours" standard applying.
>> I don't understand the 72 hour comment.
>> Are you talking about period in which casting a veto is possible?
>> 72 hours from what? 72 hours from a commit? From a review request?
>> I'd guess that anytime up until a release is kicked out would be fine
>> for a veto (technical reasons right, even if it is bad form)? (I've
>> heard that from Greg Stein anecdotally, but can't find it documented
>> anywhere.)
> The question was about "how long after the merits of a veto is
> challenged should the community wait for a response from the person
> vetoing.".  Basically, this is an edge case inside of an edge case
> really.

24 hours ?  if you veto you should be able to explain quickly.

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