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From Dave Fisher <dave2w...@comcast.net>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Enable Release Checklist Experiment
Date Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:27:17 GMT
[X] +1 Yes, apply the patch enabling the experiment.

I kinda feel it doesn't need the Policy change and at this point it should be the 2014 ...
but hey - still a positive vote.

Regards,
Dave

On Dec 13, 2013, at 12:59 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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