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From Jeff Turner <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Update to Commons package approval guideline
Date Thu, 10 Jan 2002 01:31:35 GMT

Although.. I can sort of see why the original required super-majority.
Three +1's are very easy to get when "approval" doesn't necessarily mean
that three committers are willing to support the code. Oh well, we'll
see if it works :)


On Wed, Jan 09, 2002 at 02:26:20PM -0800, Martin Cooper wrote:
> The current Commons guidelines require a positive super-majority vote of
> active subproject committers before a new package is accepted into Commons.
> Given the number of committers in Commons today, I believe that this is no
> longer tenable.
> Therefore I propose that we update item #17 of the guidelines to require
> majority approval, as defined in the Jakarta guidelines, before a package is
> accepted into Commons. The replacement text for item #17 would be as
> follows:
> -----
> 17. New packages may be proposed to the Jakarta Commons mailing list. To be
> accepted, a package proposal must receive majority approval of the
> subproject committers. Proposals are to identify the rationale for the
> package, its scope, its interaction with other packages and products, the
> Commons resources, if any, to be created, the initial source from which the
> package is to be created, and the initial set of committers.
>         1. As stated in the Jakarta guidelines, an action requiring majority
> approval must receive at least 3 binding +1 votes and more +1 votes than -1
> votes.
> -----
> +1 from me. :-)
> --
> Martin Cooper

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