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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: Continuous release review
Date Fri, 30 May 2014 12:22:57 GMT
The Board expects the PMC to do its job, and the
Board expects the PMC Chair to do his/her job.

If they don't, the board acts; and, as has been said
many times, the board is not a surgical scalpel; it
is a hammer.

On May 30, 2014, at 8:09 AM, Emmanuel Lécharny <elecharny@gmail.com> wrote:

> Le 29/05/2014 17:47, Jim Jagielski a écrit :
>> On May 29, 2014, at 11:28 AM, Emmanuel Lécharny <elecharny@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> Le 29/05/2014 15:56, Jim Jagielski a écrit :
>>>> I disagree. And until the policy is changed, PMCs and
>>>> RMs are expected and *required* to comply.
>>> Yes, but actually, most f the PMCs and RMs *aren't* Like it or not.
>>> 
>>> ...
>>> And, yes, it's probably a good idea to fix the policy if it can't be
>>> enforced.
>>> 
>> To be clear: If it is found out that there are "releases" out
>> there that really aren't releases, the board will tell the
>> PMC to:
>> 
>>  1: Remove those releases immediately.
>>  2: Re-release those "releases" as real releases
>>     by complying w/ the release policy (basically,
>>     taking those "releases" and doing the required
>>     vetting and voting).
>> 
>> The board can, and will, also remove a PMCs ability
>> to "release" stuff if it refuses to comply with the
>> release policy. So it can be enforced. It is being
>> enforced. It will be enforced.
> 
> This is not an enforcement. This is a punishment. And it's totally vain.
> 
> Unless the board is ready to check all the releases for all the 151
> projects, and verify that *every* PMC member is eventually going through
> the whole process, this is just a void statement.
> 
> Btw, just tell me how you are going to control that ? I'm curious...
> OTOH, we van make it easier for the PMC members to cast a vote, by
> verifying the output of a documented/replayable process, which will take
> a few minutes instead of hours in some cases. How possibly can someone
> object that it would be a progress ?
> 
> 
> 
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