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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: How Apache Votes on JSRs
Date Mon, 27 Aug 2007 01:47:34 GMT

On Aug 26, 2007, at 8:54 PM, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:

> Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
>> At the last JCP EC F2F meeting, I gave a presentation to the EC.   
>> (See
>> in a different thread....)  In it, I explained to the entire EC how
>> Apache will be voting on JSRs going forward. This approach was  
>> discussed
>> and approved at the last Apache board meeting. We had quite a bit of
>> discussion, and I hope the following boils it down clearly.  As
>> presented to the EC :
>> 1) We will vote “NO” on any vote for a JSR led by a spec lead we  
>> feel is
>> out of compliance with the JSPA
> "we feel" is a "squishy" phrase.  "have determined" seems like a  
> much better
> phrase.  [E.g., documented our justification of how they are out of  
> alignment
> with the JSPA, and have given them a chance to respond.]

IOW, "we feel" :)  I see what you mean...

> I don't want any JCP participant to feel the ASF would come down on  
> their
> proposal on some whim.

Anyone that we do come down on will argue that it's some whim  
anyway.  Remember, we are ${MAJOR_COMPETITOR}'s bitch.


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