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From Dave Brondsema <d...@brondsema.net>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Enable Release Checklist Experiment
Date Mon, 16 Dec 2013 02:22:44 GMT
+1

On 12/13/13 3:59 PM, 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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