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From Marvin Humphrey <mar...@rectangular.com>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release apache-manifoldcf-0.4-incubating, RC2
Date Wed, 18 Jan 2012 19:33:04 GMT
On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 02:11:49PM -0500, Karl Wright wrote:
> Waiting for the last IPMC vote has become the longest and most
> uncertain part of the ManifoldCF release process.  Considering the
> amount of effort and good work that the committers put into each
> release, it's surely not too much to ask for someone here to have a
> look at it?  (We apologize; we really hate to bother you all, but
> those ARE the rules...)

(Apologies in advance that this isn't a VOTE email...)

For what it's worth, I tried to review a release candidate for an earlier
ManifoldCF release, but I had to give up because I just didn't feel qualified
to evaluate the legal aspect given ManifoldCF's large number of dependencies
and my limited Java-fu.

I find it very challenging to step in as a freelance IPMC member to cast a
release vote on a project I haven't been involved with.

I definitely consider the difficulty in scraping up these votes to be a
significant weakness in how the Incubator operates right now, but I don't have
any ideas about how to improve the situation. :(

Marvin Humphrey


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