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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: [RESULT][VOTE] Release Apache ODF Toolkit 0.5-incubating-rc3
Date Tue, 13 Dec 2011 12:46:05 GMT
On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 5:29 AM, Nick Burch <> wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Dec 2011, Devin Han wrote:
>> *The vote passes if there are at least 3 +1's from the PPMC/IPMC members
>> and more +1's than -1's. This is what is meant by majority consensus. If
>> you've gotten this far, congratulations, you're nearly ready to upload and
>> announce the release.*
> I think that wording isn't great. As it says just below, all releases must
> get PMC approval, which for podlings means IPMC approval, so 3 IPMC +1 votes

I was reading this as a two-stage ballot, where we first voted in the
PPMC and then started another ballot in the IPMC.  Both had to pass to
have a release.   But it sounds like you are saying this could be done

So what can we do now?  Forward the original voting post to the IPMC,
and let that ballot run for another 72 hours (or until needed to get
three +1's or for someone to detect a problem) ?  Would that work?  Or
start a new IPMC ballot?


> (Apache release votes require three +1s from members of the overseeing PMC.
> This step is required for the release to then be an act of the ASF)
>> In my opinion, vote can be considered as pass in dev list, when got 3 +1's
>> votes, no matter they were from PPMC members or IPMC members.
> Sadly not - releases are a PMC action. They need at least 3 IPMC +1s, and
> ideally at least 3 PPMC +1s too
>> We only have 3 mentors and not sure all of your guys are IPMC members,
>> while other IPMC members are not in this list. Maybe, it's impossible to get
>> 3 +1's from IPMC members in the dev list...
> I can confirm that all three mentors are on the IPMC. (Most mentors are IPMC
> members). With only three mentors, it's usually tough to get the required 3
> IPMC votes on the dev list, so you normally have to reach out to
> general@incubator for one or two more
> One general thing to point out is that your first incubating release is
> always tough. There are always things you've not done before that are
> required for an Apache Release, and things which need to be done
> differently. It's also a documentation process - you'll need to record
> what's involved, usually in a greater detail than before. Needing several
> attempts to get it right is quite normal...
> However, you should generally find your 2nd release to be much much easier
> than the first, and the third very easy (as by then all the issues should be
> sorted, the release process should be fully documented, everyone will
> understand etc). Once you've cracked that, you're a decent way towards
> graduating!
> Nick

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