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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: svn commit: r178965 - /incubator/public/trunk/site-author/learn/newcommitters.html
Date Wed, 06 Jul 2005 16:42:59 GMT
At 02:49 AM 7/6/2005, David Crossley wrote:
>Roy T. Fielding wrote:
>> [snip]... What the vote does is three things:
>>   1) it provides a legally binding, public decision of the project;
>I am confused by that statement. We conduct our committer votes on
>the project's private mailing list, following a procedure that
>our PMC has agreed upon. Our PMC is the group that makes our decisions,
>and everyone in the group is on that mailing list. Is that not legal?

As all PMC traffic is also archived, of course it's legal.  
It isn't (as Roy points out) public, but private archives 
are equally binding.

In fact, most actions by the PMC Chairman (a VP of the ASF)
are binding.  Ideally the PMC Chairman executes the will of 
the project.  This is why people-requests to our infrastructure 
or root should always come from the Chair him-or-herself.


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