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From Paul Hammant <>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] Update to Commons package approval guideline
Date Wed, 09 Jan 2002 23:19:06 GMT
+1 (though I am unsure whether I as yet qualify as a commons committer)

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
>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
>+1 from me. :-)
>Martin Cooper
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