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From Doug Cutting <>
Subject Re: Voting in Committers
Date Mon, 30 Sep 2013 17:53:09 GMT
On Sun, Sep 29, 2013 at 7:39 AM, Alex Harui <> wrote:
> The answer I got on members@ is that [1] is not a policy document and
> therefore a vote as to whether to make someone a committer defaults to
> majority rules unless the TLP has voted otherwise, and a -1 vote is not a
> veto unless the TLP has voted otherwise.

On the contrary, I believe the default at Apache is that committer and
PMC votes are by consensus, that a -1 is a veto.  The rationale is
that committers and PMCs must regularly reach consensus on code
changes, so adding folks without consensus creates projects that
cannot function.


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