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From Zachary Yaro <zmy...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Why does nobody vote on the release? (was: Fwd: Re: [VOTE] Release Wave 0.4 based on RC4)
Date Sat, 14 Sep 2013 08:34:30 GMT
Yes, thank you, I really appreciate the additional clarification.  Should I
send such a vote to the RC4 vote thread, or is there going to be a later
RC5 thread I should wait for?


—Zachary Yaro


On 14 September 2013 04:26, Ali Lown <ali@lown.me.uk> wrote:

> > > Also, don't assume you need to be a committer to vote.
> >
> > I thought I had to be.  So can any member of the community vote?  How
> much
> > do I need to know about the code to submit a vote?  For instance, I do
> not
> > know much about how federation works behind-the-scenes, but I can give my
> > opinion on the UX...
> >
>
> It is slightly more subtle than that. Whilst the voting documentation
> states that only committers/PMC can vote - it really means that they have
> binding votes (so if we had lots of +1 from the community, but a PMC voted
> -1, their vote would 'override' the community votes).
>
> However having lots of community votes is a good sign to the incubator -
> since it shows that the project's community is active - and it is even
> plausible that the community might find things that we don't (due to trying
> the release in lots of different ways).
>
> If you can only review part, that is still fine. Place your vote and simply
> state that you were only able to review the UX.
>
> Does this clarify it a bit? (I agree that perhaps I hadn't been clear in
> the past)
>
> Ali
>

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