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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Review of Forums Agreement
Date Tue, 11 Oct 2011 19:01:31 GMT
On Tue, Oct 11, 2011 at 2:55 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton <> wrote:
> The Draft Proposal for governance and operation of the Forums
> within the Apache Podling is available on the Apache OO.o
> Community Wiki at
> <>.
> The Draft Proposal is the work of the Forums operators, with
> consultation of Apache contributors.
> It is proposed to discuss this proposal for at least 6 days starting now,
> Tuesday 2011-10-11, and ending at midnight Monday, 2011-10-17T24:00Z.

"It is proposed" ???  Could you be more explicit?  Your passive voice
is obscuring things.  Are the forum people asking for these proposal
to be reviewed now?

> Once discussion of the Draft Proposal has quieted by that time or later,
> discussion can stop.  If it is then evident that a ratifying ballot on
> acceptance of the Draft Proposal by the Apache OO.o Podling can be held, a
> separate [VOTE] will be initiated on the ooo-dev list for that purpose.
> Ratification of the Draft Proposal will establish the commitment of the Apache
> OO.o Podling to implementation of the proposal and honoring its provisions for
> governance of the Forums as part of the Apache OO.o Podling.
> The Draft Proposal represents the current thinking of the
> Forums operators.  PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THE DRAFT PROPOSAL page.
> Instead, discuss suggestions and modifications on this list and await any
> changes to be made as the Forum operators choose to offer
> improvements in response to the discussion, including based on ooo-dev
> suggestions of their own.
> When it is concluded that the Draft Proposal is in a final condition suitable
> for ratification, the Forum operators will notify us of their
> readiness (repeatedly if there is still ongoing discussion and improvement).
>  - Dennis

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