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From Daniel Shahaf <...@daniel.shahaf.name>
Subject Re: Voting waiting period
Date Fri, 11 Feb 2011 10:31:14 GMT
Phil Steitz wrote on Sat, Feb 05, 2011 at 22:32:24 -0500:
> On 2/5/11 4:16 PM, Scott O'Bryan wrote:
> > Bertrand,
> >
> > I agree.  The good thing about a vibrant community is that they
> > generally enforce this.  All I'm saying is this shouldn't be a "must"
> > requirement, rather it should be a shall and we can let the individual
> > communities work out what exceptions they allow.
> +1 - but so the whole community can follow what is going on, it is
> best to be open about what the "exceptions" can be and also to
> include end dates in posts that kick off VOTEs.
> 
> Phil
> > On Feb 5, 2011, at 2:13 PM, Bertrand Delacretaz <bdelacretaz@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> >> On Sat, Feb 5, 2011 at 2:56 PM, Scott O'Bryan <darkarena@gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> ...I think it's important to keep things flexible because, as much as we
> >>> would like everything to fit the same rules, some communities need to
> >>> be a bit more dynamic and we need to trust the project PMC's and
> >>> members to do what's best for the project and community.
> >>>
> >>> 72 hours is a good suggestion, but it shouldn't be mandatory...
> >> A PMC that consistently uses voting periods shorter than 72 hours
> >> would disempower people who cannot check the project lists every day.
> >>
> >> So I think 72 hour must be the rule, though exceptions are ok as you mention.
> >>

The rule ought to be that the vote is long enough to let everyone
interested vote before closing of polls.  But at Subversion we never had
long discussions about a holy Seventy Two Hours boundary...

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