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From Martin van den Bemt <>
Subject Re: To vote or not to vote
Date Fri, 08 Jun 2007 08:53:01 GMT
I think voting for a mentor is the good thing to do, at least on the dev / ppmc (assuming it
healthy) of the podling. At least that was my condition to be added as a Mentor for Trinidad
at that
time. I like the group that needs to work with you to make the final call (as a general rule,
can always be exceptions of course)

Even though we use the concept of merit heavily, that doesn't mean that merit is always a
match with
that specific project.

OTOH this is also a non issue, since there is rather a shortage of mentors, so there probably
vote down a mentor when they need one :)

(not really a reply to your mail, just some thoughts about this)


Noel J. Bergman wrote:
>> Cool :) So should we have a vote on ode-dev then?
> <<shrug>>
> Sometimes I think that we get a bit vote happy.  Is this really something
> that is in need of a vote?  E.g., is this a policy decision, karma grant or
> code release?  Does being a Mentor grant any special powers/rights?  Is it
> really just a term for a PMC Member who is actively engaged in the mutual
> act of mentoring the community?
> Now, let us say that you have a vote.  The result is 6 to 4.  Majority, even
> 60%.  But I'd hardly consider that a consensus.  On the other hand, if there
> is a clear consensus, do we always need to explicitly count it?
> Consider: do we need to vote for a release manager?  The answer is no, by
> the way.  We vote for a release, though.  We require a community decision on
> the release, in large measure to protect individuals.
> 	--- Noel
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