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From Greg Trasuk <tras...@stratuscom.com>
Subject Re: Release vote procedure
Date Sat, 09 Jan 2016 19:42:15 GMT

What I actually meant (sorry for not writing precisely) is why not call the 72-hour vote now
and release it? 

Cheers,

Greg.
> On Jan 9, 2016, at 12:39 PM, Patricia Shanahan <pats@acm.org> wrote:
> 
> Now that we have a release candidate (YEAH!), we need to sort out how
> and when to vote on it. We have two proposals, copied from different
> e-mails.
> 
> Peter Firmstone:
>> Voting on this release will commence in 4 weeks, to allow time for
>> people to check they can reproduce these artifacts and test their
>> code and report back with any issues.
> 
> Greg Trasuk:
>> Why not just go ahead and call the vote now?  Once we have 3 ‘+1’s
>> saying it meets the license requirements, then we can put it up on
>> the main page.
> 
> Each of these has possible problems.
> 
> Peter's plan takes at least 31 days: 4 weeks followed by a minimum of 72
> hours for the vote. That may be longer than necessary.
> 
> On the other hand, people who succeed in building and testing may be
> ready to vote sooner than people who have problems, so we could hit
> three +1 votes early, even if there would also have been three -1 votes.
> A vote needs to have a definite time period. Also, releases are not
> vetoed by -1 votes, but if anyone detects a serious problem we need to
> stop and regroup, even if three PMC members have built and tested
> successfully.
> 
> I suggest a two phase process similar to Peter's plan, but without the
> fixed time frame. Instead, anyone who plans to vote should record their
> intent here, proceed with building and testing, and report their
> results. Deal with any issues on a consensus basis - I'm hoping there
> will be none because the issues have already been discussed.
> 
> When most PMC members who plan to vote have reported success, we can
> call an immediate 72 hour (or slightly longer) vote.
> 
> Patricia


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