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From "Mattmann, Chris A (388J)" <>
Subject Re: concerns about high overhead in Apache incubator releases
Date Sun, 27 Nov 2011 20:09:51 GMT
On Nov 27, 2011, at 11:21 AM, Joe Schaefer wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Jun Rao <>
>> To:
>> Cc:
>> Sent: Sunday, November 27, 2011 2:13 PM
>> Subject: concerns about high overhead in Apache incubator releases
>> Dear Apache members,
> [...]
>> 2. Different Apache members have different interpretations of the same rule.
>> It seems that there is no consensus on some of the basic rules even among
>> Apache members. For example, what constitutes a source distribution and
>> what should be put in the NOTICE file? Since all it takes is one negative
>> vote to block a release, this increases the turnover rate of RCs.
> NO.  The only time someone can claim to hold a veto over a release vote is
> when they are jibberjabbering about legal issues.  NOTICE errors really
> don't risk a lawsuit from anyone, so those -1's are NOT vetoes.

If Joe didn't send this reply, I was about to myself. Here's 2 IPMC members that 
*do* agree on this: Joe is right, VETOs do *not* apply to releases of code. 

Hope that helps :-)


Chris Mattmann, Ph.D.
Senior Computer Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena, CA 91109 USA
Office: 171-266B, Mailstop: 171-246
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 USA

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