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Subject cvs commit: incubator-site/src/documentation/content/xdocs/drafts voting.xml
Date Wed, 06 Nov 2002 12:48:15 GMT
coar        2002/11/06 04:48:15

  Modified:    src/documentation/content/xdocs/drafts voting.xml
  	add some thoughts from costin and aaron.  TODO: add their names
  	to the authors list.
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.3       +23 -0     incubator-site/src/documentation/content/xdocs/drafts/voting.xml
  Index: voting.xml
  RCS file: /home/cvs/incubator-site/src/documentation/content/xdocs/drafts/voting.xml,v
  retrieving revision 1.2
  retrieving revision 1.3
  diff -u -u -r1.2 -r1.3
  --- voting.xml	5 Nov 2002 22:22:43 -0000	1.2
  +++ voting.xml	6 Nov 2002 12:48:15 -0000	1.3
  @@ -68,6 +68,29 @@
  +        <title>Implications of Voting</title>
  +        <p>In some cases and communities, the exercise of a vote carries
  +        some responsibilities that may not be immediately obvious.  For
  +        example, in some cases a favourable vote carries the implied
  +        message 'I approve <strong>and</strong> I'm willing to help.'
  +        Also, an unfavourable vote may imply that 'I disapprove, but I
  +        have an alternative and will help with that alternative.'</p>
  +        <p>The tacit implications of voting should be spelt out in
  +        the community's guidelines.  However, <strong>in no case</strong>
  +        may someone's vote be considered invalid if the implied commitment
  +        doesn't appear to be met; a vote is a formal expression of
  +        opinion, <em>not</em> of commitment.</p>
  +        <p>If the
  +        <link href="#ReviewThenCommit">R-T-C</link>
  +        policy is in effect, a positive vote carries the very strong
  +        implied message, 'I have tested this patch myself, and found
  +        it good.'  Similarly, a negative vote usually means that
  +        the patch was tested and found to be <em>not</em>-good, although
  +        the veto (for such it is in this case) may be based on other
  +        technical grounds.</p>
  +      </section>
  +      <section>
           <title>Expressing Votes: +1, 0, -1, and Fractions</title>
           <p>The voting process in Apache may seem more than a little
           weird if you've never enountered it before.  Votes are represented

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