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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] eliminate vetoes on personnel votes
Date Tue, 31 Jan 2012 01:44:02 GMT

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On Jan 30, 2012, at 5:34 PM, "William A. Rowe Jr." <> wrote:

> On 1/30/2012 6:06 PM, Joe Schaefer wrote:
>> It is clear that with all the turmoil of late and people
>> lightly tossing around -1's that the notion of having veto
>> authority over personnel matters makes little sense on this
>> PMC.  Therefore I propose we adopt the policy that personnel
>> votes are by straight majority consensus, iow no vetoes allowed.
> -1
> The argument is very simple, you don't allow a simple majority to
> tyrannize the minority.  So the ASF has long held a simple standard
> of consensus on all committee additions and subtractions.  Some
> majority might be irked at [insert name here]'s [actions|inaction|
> comments|silence] but that was never grounds to remove a committee
> member.  If you want to propose some supermajority metric other than
> "unanimous", that could work (e.g. 2/3 or 3/4 in agreement

In your plan then a -1 is really a -2 or -3?

Sounds like a filibuster...

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