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From Aaron Bannert <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Official Name for "Geronimo" Project
Date Sun, 30 Nov 2003 20:14:57 GMT
On Sun, Nov 30, 2003 at 08:53:55PM +0100, Leo Simons wrote:
> Aaron Bannert wrote:
> > [ -0 ] - Let them keep "Geronimo" as the official name.
> > [ -0 ] - Punt the decision to members@.
> > [ -1 ] - Disallow "Geronimo" but allow the committers to come up with any
> >       other name they want (barring anything inappropriate).

You cut out the part that said "chose one of the following". That looks
like you didn't chose the first two, but are firmly againt the third. :)

> I don't like multiple-choice votes like this! Further, I think
> this should be a community decision, not a pmc decision.

And how is this not a community decision? The Incubator PMC is a
committee that was created to represent the entire community of ASF
members on topics related to incubation. On top of that, this vote
was posted on the general@incubator list (a public list) for public

> Some other points for your consideration:
> * The issue was discussed, at length, before, and the end
> result was that the name was kept.

And before that discussion happened, it was discussed, at length,
within the ASF members, and some people decided that it was
inappropriate. That's why we're having this vote, to finally get
some closure.

> * I am sure the board and the majority of the members
> are already long aware by now that there's a project named
> "Geronimo" and I think lazy consensus works well there;
> I certainly don't believe the incubator pmc should request
> they decide for us.

Lazy concensus does not mean you get to close off future commentary and
opinion just because it comes late!


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