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From Joe Schaefer <joe_schae...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Making up policy on the fly
Date Fri, 21 Aug 2009 14:20:57 GMT
----- Original Message ----

> From: sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com>
> To: general@incubator.apache.org
> Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 10:15:44 AM
> Subject: Re: Making up policy on the fly
> 
> On 21/08/2009, Joe Schaefer wrote:
> > ----- Original Message ----
> >
> >  > From: ant elder 
> >  > To: general@incubator.apache.org
> >
> > > Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 2:32:39 AM
> >  > Subject: Re: Making up policy on the fly
> >
> >
> > > Several improvements have been suggested on this thread so far, the
> >  > two mains ones are:
> >  >
> >  > - hold the release votes on the poddling mailing lists not general@
> >
> >
> > At one point or another I thought that might be an improvement.  Having
> >  seen how many podling releases fail to pass the vote on general@incubator
> >  has me thinking otherwise.  Until the general@incubator votes are little
> >  more than rubber stamps of the votes conducted on the podling's dev list, I
> >  wouldn't be in favor of such a change.
> >
> 
> The votes that count for a release are IPMC member votes; seems to me
> that the vote must be put to the whole IPMC, even if most of them
> don't vote. If the vote were only on the podling list, then only IPMC
> members who happened to be on the list would see the vote - the other
> IPMC members would effectively be disenfranchised.
> 
> The IPMC might as well be disbanded at that point.

Well that's the way things are done in other TLPs with subprojects: the 
vote on the subproject's candidates is carried out on the subproject's dev
list.  But I can see your point, especially because these podlings really
don't map to subprojects.


      

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