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From "Noel J. Bergman" <>
Subject RE: Discussions, polls and votes?
Date Fri, 16 Mar 2007 05:47:41 GMT
Henri Yandell wrote:
> Noel J. Bergman wrote:
> > IMO, calling a vote in the middle of a very active discussion leads to
> > of two things:
> >   - a VOTE thread hijacked for discussion
> >   - a subtle push to terminate discussion and count votes
> > FWIW, I don't particularly feel the same about a poll compared to a
> No argument on your point.

:-)  Didn't think that you would.

> It seems to me that while there is a fairly equal division of
> opinion on the thread at the moment however the Incubator PMC
> are in the majority in favour of maintaining the status quo
> while those who don't see the point are not on the Incubator PMC.

Let us see where the discussion goes.  I think that our legitimate goals are
ensuring that before depending upon Incubator artifacts, users make an
informed and explicit decision, as well as ensuring that the ASF brand is
protected from deterioration due to inappropriate expectations (as well as
abuse).  The repository is a tool, not a goal.

	--- Noel

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