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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Podling binding votes
Date Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:48:21 GMT
There is no formal PPMC. When a podling is created all initial committers
are equal. I guess some podlings might create the concept of a separate
PPMC during incubation. I've never advised that in my own podlings
(probably because I'm a believer in an absolute minimum barrier to entry).
I guess it's up to individual projects and mentors just as our top level
projects can decide if the PMC is the whole set or a subset of the
On 25 Jul 2014 00:33, "Justin Mclean" <> wrote:

> Hi,
> > As a mentor I've (nearly) always advised that if there are three IPMC
> votes on the dev list then there is no need to make further noise on the
> general list with unnecessary +1's. I therefore point out in the general@
> vote mail that 3 binding (IPMC) +1's have been received and therefore there
> is only a need to vote if there is an objection.
> Fair enough + seem reasonable to me.
> > TECHNICALITY: PPMC votes are not binding (although they absolutely
> should be considered as such by the project). Only IPMC votes are
> considered binding at the foundational level since PPMC members are not yet
> a member of a formal committee.
> You need 3 +1 votes first on the podlings dev list, and PPMC votes do
> count there, we wouldn't see a lot of podling releases otherwise. :-) Does
> that mean any +1 vote (say by a committer or user) on the dev list also
> counts if PPMC votes aren't actually considered binding? (I'd assume not
> but again it's not clear from the document).
> Thanks,
> Justin
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