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From Pedro Lino <>
Subject Re: [VOTE][RESULT] Release Apache OpenOffice 4.1.4-RC5 as GA
Date Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:35:52 GMT
Hi Dave, all

> (1) PMC members have a higher bar for their vote. I did not vote at all because I did
not build from source etc.

I agree that it is good that some users replicate the building procedure 
and confirm that it works.
Replicability is a good measure of transparency and quality.
In any case I couldn't find that particular requirement for a PMC member 
in the voting page ( 
Maybe that is being too strict?

> (2) Would you name projects where you have felt discouraged? Have you felt discouraged
here in past years?

This is the only Apache project I collaborate with (I have been 
collaborating with several other FOSS projects for a long time). 
Actually just reading the ASF rules discouraged me to become a committer 
(I was invited in the past) and still does.

> We know everyone helping is needed. It was great to have a long 
> standing member of the user community like Larry vote to alert us to a 
> problem with macOS!

Agreed. That is why the "*and all others are either discouraged from 
voting (to keep the noise down)*" is particularly unnecessary (if not 


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