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From "Christian Grobmeier" <grobme...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Enable Release Checklist Experiment
Date Tue, 17 Dec 2013 09:58:21 GMT
+1, good job.

On 13 Dec 2013, at 21:59, Marvin Humphrey wrote:

> Greetings,
>
> As the next step in our ongoing efforts to reform the release voting 
> process,
> I propose that we run an experiment allowing the PPMC members of 
> select
> podlings to earn binding votes under limited circumstances by 
> completing a
> release checklist.
>
> For participating podlings, the Incubator's release management 
> guide...
>
>  http://incubator.apache.org/guides/releasemanagement.html
>
> ... would be supplanted by the following documents:
>
>  http://incubator.apache.org/guides/release_manifest.txt
>  http://incubator.apache.org/guides/release.html
>
> The scope of this VOTE is limited to approving the following patch to 
> our
> policy page:
>
>  https://paste.apache.org/k4vJ
>
> Here is the patch content minus markup:
>
>  2013 Alternate Release Voting Process
>
>  Select podlings pre-cleared by a majority vote of the IPMC MAY
> participate in
>  an alternate release voting process:
>
>  Should a Podling decide it wishes to perform a release, the Podling 
> SHALL
>  hold a vote on the Podling's dev list and create a permanently 
> archived
>  Release Manifest as described in the Experimental Release Guide.  At 
> least
>  three +1 votes from PPMC members are required (see the Apache Voting
>  Process page).  If the majority of PPMC votes is positive, then the 
> Podling
>  SHALL send a summary of that vote to the Incubator's general list and
>  formally request the Incubator PMC approve such a release.
>
>  Formal approval requires three binding +1 votes and more positive 
> than
>  negative votes.  Votes cast by members of the Incubator PMC are 
> always
>  binding.  For all releases after the first, votes cast by members
> of the PPMC
>  are binding if a Mentor approves the Release Manifest.
>
> Please note that the proposed change is both incremental and 
> reversible:
>
> *   It is incremental because podlings must be opted in by vote of the 
> IPMC to
>  participate.
> *   It is reversible because once the experiment has run its course 
> the
>  policy change can be reverted with zero impact through lazy 
> consensus.
>
> Those who may have questions about the legitimacy of allowing binding 
> votes
> from non-IPMC members should see this post from Roy Fielding:
>
>  http://s.apache.org/v7
>
> Please vote:
>
> [ ] +1 Yes, apply the patch enabling the experiment.
> [ ] -1 No, do not apply the patch enabling the experiment.
>
> This majority VOTE will run for 7 days and will close at 13:00 PST on 
> Friday,
> December 20, 2013.  Votes cast by members of the Incubator PMC are 
> binding.
>
> Here is my own +1.
>
> Marvin Humphrey
>
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