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From Davanum Srinivas <d...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Charter for Web Services Project
Date Tue, 18 Feb 2003 18:38:12 GMT
Folks,
- Changed the Date
- Copied PMC VOTE'ing Procedure from Cocoon
(http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=xml-cocoon-dev&m=104392281018159&w=2)

Steve,
Do you have a few minutes add your comments to Wiki directly?

Thanks,
dims

--- Steve Loughran <steve_l@iseran.com> wrote:
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Davanum Srinivas" <dims@yahoo.com>
> To: <pmc@ws.apache.org>
> Sent: Monday, February 17, 2003 08:14
> Subject: Charter for Web Services Project
> 
> 
> > PMC Folks,
> >
> > Here's a initial draft of Web Services Project Charter (Cut-n-Paste with
> slight mods from XML
> > Project Charter).
> >
> >
> http://nagoya.apache.org/wiki/apachewiki.cgi?WebServicesProjectPages/Charter
> >
> > What do you all think?
> 
> looks ok; I like the charter stuff at the top, as it gives us plenty much
> scope.
> 
> 1. formation date of august 1999? Looks like a cut and paste defect to me :)
> 
> 2. voting and specifically vetos have been controversial in some other
> groups, specifically tomcat.
> 
> We need to write down exactly what the -1 veto is and does. I think the
> general jakarta rule is that '-1 is a veto only on a commit', but it needs
> to be backed with an explanation and a good alternative. Similarly, the +0
> and -0 notations often have meanings; isnt it in the jakarta PMC that +1
> actually includes a promise of effort, alongside the agreement with the
> idea?
> 
> Sam will know the details, or we can call in Costin 'veto lawyer' Manolanche
> for consultancy.
> 
> > For efficiency, some code changes from some contributors (e.g. feature
> additions, bug fixes) may be approved in advance, in which case they may be
> committed first and changed as needed, with conflicts resolved by majority
> vote of the committers.
> 
> So pre-commit change requests can be vetoed, but if i stick something in CVS
> it comes down to majority vote? IMO the acceptance policy should be the
> same, regardless of whether the commit is made or not.
> 
> Also, developers without commit rights should still have the right to vote,
> it is just non-binding (so their -1s are not vetoes). But it lets people
> show their feeling on subjects.
> 
> Steve
> 
> 
> 


=====
Davanum Srinivas - http://webservices.apache.org/~dims/

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