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From mar...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r1139254 - /incubator/ooo/site/trunk/content/openofficeorg/docs/governance/voting.mdtext
Date Fri, 24 Jun 2011 11:42:54 GMT
Author: marcus
Date: Fri Jun 24 11:42:54 2011
New Revision: 1139254

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=1139254&view=rev
Log:
Added more content for how to vote

Modified:
    incubator/ooo/site/trunk/content/openofficeorg/docs/governance/voting.mdtext

Modified: incubator/ooo/site/trunk/content/openofficeorg/docs/governance/voting.mdtext
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/incubator/ooo/site/trunk/content/openofficeorg/docs/governance/voting.mdtext?rev=1139254&r1=1139253&r2=1139254&view=diff
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--- incubator/ooo/site/trunk/content/openofficeorg/docs/governance/voting.mdtext (original)
+++ incubator/ooo/site/trunk/content/openofficeorg/docs/governance/voting.mdtext Fri Jun 24
11:42:54 2011
@@ -16,32 +16,97 @@ Notice:    Licensed to the Apache Softwa
            specific language governing permissions and limitations
            under the License.
 
-Occasionally a "feel" for consensus is not enough. Sometimes we need to 
-have a measurable consensus. For example, when voting in new committers or 
-to approve a release. 
+Occasionally a "feel" for consensus is not enough. Sometimes we need to have a
+measurable consensus. For example, when voting in new committers or to approve a
+release. 
 
 ## Preparing for a Vote
 
 Before calling a vote it is important to ensure that the community is given time to
 discuss the upcoming vote. This will be done by posting an email to the list
-indicating the intention to call a vote and the options available. By the time
-a vote is called there should already be [consensus in the community][4]. The vote 
+indicating the intention to call a vote and the options available. By the time a
+vote is called there should already be [consensus in the community][1]. The vote 
 itself is, normally, a formality.
 
 ## Calling a Vote
 
-Once it is time to call the vote a mail is posted with a subject starting 
-with "[VOTE]". This enables the community members to ensure they do not miss
-an important vote thread. It also indicates that this is not consensus building
-but a formal vote.
+Once it is time to call the vote a mail is posted with a subject starting with
+"[VOTE]". This enables the community members to ensure they do not miss an important
+vote thread. It also indicates that this is not consensus building but a formal
+vote. The initiator is responsible for the vote. That means also to count the votes
+and present the results. Everyone has 1 vote.
 
 ### Casting Your Vote
 
 The notation used in voting is:
 
-  - +1 Yes I agree 
-  -  0 I have no strong opinion 
-  - -1 I object on the following grounds
++1 (means I vote positive)
+   You can say why you vote positive but it's not a must-have.
 
-If you object you must support your objection and provide an alternative course 
-of action that you are willing and able to implement (where appropriate).
+ 0 (means I have no strong opinion, aka abstention)
+
+-1 (means I vote negative because of the following reason)
+   Yes, you must support your objection and provide an alternative course of action
+   that you are willing and able to implement (where appropriate).
+
+#### Example for a vote mail:
+
+    Address: private@
+    Subject: [VOTE] John Doe should become a regular committer
+    
+    Text:
+    "I would like to propose to vote in John Doe as committer. John has showed in
+    the last months that he has the skills and oversight for improving things (think
+    about the last UI change of the "Find" dialog)."
+    
+    +1 (means I vote for John)
+     0 (means I'm not for John but also not against to vote him in)
+    -1 (means I'm not for John because of the following reason(s):
+    
+    Voting time frame is finished 72 hours from now until June 30, 12:00 PM UTC.
+
+#### Example for a reply mail:
+
+    Text:
+    +1
+    
+    I like his work and want him to stay and to go on with his good improvements.
+
+
+#### Example for a result mail:
+
+    Subject: [VOTE][RESULTS] John Doe should become a regular committer
+    
+    Text:
+    Vote started Thu, Jun 27, 2011 at 12:00 PM UTC, voting is now closed.
+    
+    Voting results:
+    
+    --- Numbers ---
+    
+    +1: 12
+     0: 0
+    -1: 0
+    
+    --- Details ---
+    
+    +1 John Low
+    +1 Marc
+    +1 David
+    +1 Robert
+    +1 Steve
+    +1 Chris
+    +1 Stefan
+    +1 Andrew
+    +1 Dennis
+    +1 Karl
+    +1 Simon
+    +1 Greg
+
+[See here for more information][2] <br>
+[See here for more mail templates][3]
+
+
+  [1]: http://incubator.apache.org/openofficeorg/docs/governance/consensusBuilding.html
+  [2]: http://incubator.apache.org/rave/docs/governance/voting.html
+  [3]: http://community.apache.org/newcommitter.html



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