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From Dave Newton <>
Subject Re: Release Management (was Re: [struts-dev] [S2] Libraries in JDK 1.4 distribution)
Date Wed, 16 Jan 2008 16:48:38 GMT
--- "Frank W. Zammetti" <> wrote:
> Ted Husted wrote:
> > Since everyone here is a volunteer, there's no way to enforce an
> > obligation, and the ASF guidelines remind us of this. A vote is an
> > opinion, not a commitment.
> Didn't you effectively say the opposite just yesterday? :
> "It's true that we're volunteers, and any of us can walk away whenever
> we like, but it's also true that when we vote +1 on a GA, each voter
> is saying that he or she intends to help support the release. If the
> release includes a J4 distribution, it means that we are each saying
> that we will make a good-faith effort to support that distribution
> too."

It doesn't sound like the opposite. "Intention" is not "obligation", and a
"good-faith effort" is just that--an expressed intent made in good faith to
support the distro.

IMO "obligation" means that regardless of other circumstances that support
*must* be provided.


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