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From Joe Schaefer <joe+apa...@sunstarsys.com>
Subject Re: Polls vs Votes
Date Fri, 06 Jul 2007 22:53:22 GMT
"Geir Magnusson Jr." <geir@pobox.com> writes:

> On Jul 3, 2007, at 5:29 PM, Joe Schaefer wrote:
>> Andrus Adamchik <andrus@objectstyle.org> writes:
>>> As a non-member I may not know the full negotiation history, this
>>> doesn't mean that myself or committers from other projects have no
>>> business taking part in this discussion.
>> That's not what Roy is talking about, I don't think.  The point is that
>> jcp-open@ is *solely* a discussion list, with no ability to issue
>> votes which are binding on the foundation.  And I don't think it'd
>> be a good idea for us to turn it into one.  Perhaps Sam should have
>> called it a [POLL], because that's all it really is.
>> The abstain vote that took place yesterday is a bad sign that we are
>> now operating in the JCP without any real direction.  *That* problem
>> should be resolved immediately, even if it means making an imperfect
>> and/or temporary choice. But it's the board's job to make that choice,
>> not the folks on this mailing list.
> At the risk of appearing to play to the crowd, I think that the voices
> on this mailing list is important, and I am offended that you
> characterize our operation in the JCP as lacking direction.

I'm sorry you feel offended, but IMO we exactly that in the comment
text you chose to use for the vote.

Joe Schaefer

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