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From ant elder <antel...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Making up policy on the fly
Date Fri, 21 Aug 2009 14:10:22 GMT
On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 2:47 PM, Joe Schaefer<joe_schaefer@yahoo.com> wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----
>
>> From: ant elder <antelder@apache.org>
>> 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.
>

But i think this might be one of the reasons thats causing the
poddling reviews and votes to be less than perfect - they're seen to
have so little value. I've seen at least one poddling not bother with
a formal vote on their dev list and just going straight to a vote on
general@, and I expect some mentors dont bother checking during the
poddling vote very carefully these days as they know its general@
where it all happens. Isn't to stop that mindset one of the reasons
why the poddling committer/ppmc dual voting process got changed to be
just one vote on the poddling lists?

   ...ant

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