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From Bertrand Delacretaz <bdelacre...@apache.org>
Subject Re: On voting (was:First Flex release as soon as possible?...)
Date Thu, 05 Jan 2012 15:04:00 GMT
On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 3:54 PM, Michael Schmalle <mike@teotigraphix.com> wrote:
> ...So when functionality or implementation of SDK features need to be voted on
> what are binding votes in a [VOTE] ?
>
> All community members, committers or just PPMC/PMC members?
>
> "Who" constitutes the approval?

In a top-level project, only votes from the project's PMC members are
binding, others are welcome but technically don't count.

In a podling like Flex, the PPMC plays the role of a PMC for
day-to-day operations, but for decisions that engage the ASF (like for
a release, which is an act of the foundation), only votes from
Incubator PMC members (represented here by mentors) count.

Everybody's welcome to express their opinion in any case, and if
non-binding votes differ significantly from binding votes, something's
probably wrong and the PMC/PPMC should find out what's happening.

Note also that votes which are about people (electing new committers
etc.) happen on the project's private list, mostly to avoid
embarassing people in public if their nomination is rejected. Apart
from that, usage of the private list is restricted to the absolute
minimum, everything that can be public is discussed here.

More info on roles in the ASF at
http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html

-Bertrand

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