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From robert burrell donkin <>
Subject Re: A new VOTE list commoons-vote
Date Mon, 03 Feb 2003 18:28:42 GMT

- robert

On Monday, February 3, 2003, at 06:12 PM, Jeffrey Dever wrote:

> 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 
> list.
> 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.
> -jsd
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