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From Jeffrey Dever <>
Subject A new VOTE list commoons-vote
Date Mon, 03 Feb 2003 18:12:32 GMT
The most recent dicsussion of having a commons-vote list had pretty good 
support but the thread died away.

Not having a dedicated place to vote is a continuous problem for 
HttpClient, and would be for any other project that is looking towards 
its own list.  When we vote, we have to decide:

    1) to post on the commons-httpclient-dev list where people most 
interested in httpclient hang out (about 130 subscribers)
    2) post to the commons-dev list where most of the commons committers 
are subscribed
    3) cross post and risk getting flamed and fragmenting the results to 
make the result difficult to veryify

A dedicated list would completely solve our voting problem.

Recently we have seen a number of poorly formed votes on commons.  That 
is just expected in the current framework.  The dev list is so casual, 
that it is natural to expect casual votes.  A dedicated vote list would 
give us well defined location to look to for examples, not 350 messages 
ago in the archives or somewhere on the website but right there, on the 

I'm not going to propose a vote on this issue myself: I'm just happy 
being the release prime for HttpClient. I'm certainly willing to help, 
but this is somthing that should be driven at a higher level.  I would 
be very impressed if someone on the PMC would take up this cause and at 
least present a proposal here that we can vote on and bring this issue 
to a close one way or another.


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