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From Berin Lautenbach <be...@ozemail.com.au>
Subject Committer Voting [Was: Revisions to xml.apache.org charter]
Date Sat, 15 Mar 2003 04:05:19 GMT
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Neil Graham wrote:

| Interesting.  Yet I can't check out jakarta-struts, for example,
except via
| anoncvs.  Can anyone explain this?  It might be fun to test this, except
| that it might somehow succeed.  :)

I had cause to try this out recently, and I found I could check out
xml-xalan (using my Apache ID, not anoncvs), but I couldn't update it.

Got a message about not enough Karma :>.  As I understand it, there is
some work that has been done to give people in a project read access to
all sub-projects, but only write access to specific ones.

| The trouble is that, if we're writing rules about how subprojects should
| work, I'm not sure "pretty much knowing" is a high enough bar.  What we're
| basically saying here is that sometimes committers can be safely ignored;
| some day, some disagreement may arise about that, where perceptions might
| differ.  An edge case perhaps, but one it would seem best to prepare
for by
| making things as objective and as clear as possible.

At the moment we are all assuming that an x/y majority means that y
represents the entire population of voters (almost an Australian style
democracy, where we are required to vote by law :>).  Wouldn't it be
better to have y to represent the total number of people who decide to
vote on a given issue in a given time period?

It's also in line with the incubator voting document that Ted referenced
in another e-mail.

Cheers,
	Berin
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