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From "Jean T. Anderson" <...@bristowhill.com>
Subject Re: [doc] podling software releases
Date Thu, 09 Feb 2006 17:08:15 GMT
Jean T. Anderson wrote:
> Leo Simons wrote:
> 
>> On Thu, Feb 09, 2006 at 08:21:27AM -0800, Jean T. Anderson wrote:
>>
>>> In 
>>> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-general/200601.mbox/%3cC5C127EF-E3AB-4D72-A0B8-54FB51923A05@gbiv.com%3e

>>> Roy wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>> Minimum three binding (official PMC) +1 votes and a majority of all
>>>> votes being positive.  Releases do not need consensus.
>>>
>>>
>>> that suggests some votes could be negative, or perhaps I'm 
>>> misunderstanding?
>>
>>
>>
>> Well, that's I think the official rules of most projects. In practice
>> what I've seen happen usually is that when someone throws a -1 its for
>> a serious reason and the vote is simply aborted, the problem is fixed,
>> and a new release is made.
>  
> If I add the phrase "and no -1 votes" and somebody spots Roy's wording 
> in the archives, it'll create confusion. I think we need to pin down the 
> official rule for the incubator.

actually, http://www.apache.org/foundation/voting.html states "Releases 
may not be vetoed." and it has good clarifying wording. --I'll add a 
link to the voting page.

  -jean


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