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From James Carman <>
Subject Re: Role of Incubator PMC Votes
Date Fri, 10 Sep 2010 10:53:56 GMT
On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 6:32 AM, Tim Williams <> wrote:
> That vote is majority rules, so the IPMC could in effect overrule the
> project - the "preference/opinion" had already previously been
> gathered.  In any case, I was using that instance to ask the broader
> question of why we (IPMC) get binding votes on project matters.  It
> seems to me that the healthy thing to do is closer to the board model
> where we trust projects to do the right thing, ask for an ack, and
> then only challenge the project on the basis of a
> legal/release/trademark/etc issue.
> If we tell the projects that you have to re-vote with the peanut
> gallery, then the peanut gallery effect is predictable.  Those votes,
> for example, are because they don't *like* the new name personally,
> not because there's any real problems with it.

Nobody told them to re-vote in this situation.  They took it upon
themselves to ask the IPMC.  If you ask for opinions from people,
you're going to get them.

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