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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] "PPMC Standing Rules" for a Standing Rule
Date Sat, 23 Jul 2011 19:56:54 GMT
Hi Rob,


While formal, I think that this will help.

On Jul 23, 2011, at 12:39 PM, Rob Weir wrote:

> Apache defines [1] a Project Management Committee as:
> "A project management committee (PMC) is a committee of the Apache
> Software Foundation charged with responsibility for a top level
> project. The PMC is the vehicle through which decision making power
> and responsibility for oversight is devolved to developers."


> [1]
> Regards,
> -Rob
> =PPMC Standing Rules=
> 1. Any PPMC member can propose a Standing Rule by sending the text of
> a Proposed Standing Rule to the project's main list in a thread
> entitled "[DISCUSS] Foo for a Standing Rule".  Such a rule must not
> contradict any existing Apache policy.
> 2. After discussion, and possible modification of the Proposed
> Standing Rule, the proposer shall initiate a vote by starting a thread
> entitled "[VOTE] Foo for a Standing Rule".  The vote shall run for at
> least 72 hours.
> 3. Anyone may vote, but only votes by PPMC members are tallied.  A
> Proposed Standing Rule is approved if the number of +1 votes are at
> least 2/3 of the total number of +1 and -1 votes cast.  At least one
> +1 vote must come from an Project Mentor.
> 4.  Approved Standing Rules become effective immediately, unless other
> stated in the Standing Rule.  Approved Standing Rules shall be
> published on the project's website.

I would like "s/website/website on the "Standing Rules" page/"


> 5. A Standing Rule may be also be modified or revoked using this procedure.

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