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From "Noel J. Bergman" <>
Subject RE: Releases and IPMC votes
Date Tue, 15 Mar 2011 03:39:18 GMT
> I was under the impression that *any* mentor is an IPMC member, has a
> binding +1 vote for releases and could therefore approve of releases
> without having to go through general@

The issue is allowing proper oversight, and we've felt that it was important
to give the PMC as a whole the opportunity to vet the release package(s).
Given the frequency with which we have found issues, that seems warranted.
Hence ...

> > Therefore, should a Podling decide it wishes to perform a release, the
> > SHALL hold a vote on the Podling's public -dev list. At least three +1
> > are required (see the Apache Voting Process page). If the majority of
all votes
> > is positive, then the Podling SHALL send a summary of that vote to the
> > Incubator's general list and formally request the Incubator PMC approve
such a
> > release.

	--- Noel

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