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Subject svn commit: r790943 - /websites/staging/community/trunk/content/committers/decisionMaking.html
Date Tue, 14 Jun 2011 20:43:08 GMT
Author: buildbot
Date: Tue Jun 14 20:43:08 2011
New Revision: 790943

Staging update by buildbot


Added: websites/staging/community/trunk/content/committers/decisionMaking.html
--- websites/staging/community/trunk/content/committers/decisionMaking.html (added)
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+       <META name="description" content="Apache Community Development"/>
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+     <META http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
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+        </style>
+        <LINK rel="SHORTCUT ICON" href="/images/favicon.ico">   
+        <TITLE>Apache Community Development - Decision Making</TITLE>
+    </head>
+    <body onload="init()">
+      <div class="container">
+      <HR class="space col">
+      <DIV class="block">
+        <DIV class="column span-24">
+            <DIV id="header">
+                <h1>The Apache Software Foundation<BR />
+                <SPAN class="alt"><small>Meritocracy in Action.</small></SPAN></h1>
+             </DIV>
+          </DIV>
+      </DIV>
+      <HR/>
+        <TABLE border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" width="100%">
+            <TR class="topBar">
+                <td align="left" valign="middle" class="topBarDiv" nowrap="true" width="100%">
+                    &nbsp;<a href="/">Home</a>&nbsp;&raquo&nbsp;<a
href="/committers">Committers</a>&nbsp;&raquo&nbsp;<a href="/committers/decisionMaking.html">Decision
+                </td>
+                <td align="right" valign="middle" class="topBarDiv" align="left" nowrap="true">
+                    <A href="">Apache Community Development</A>
| <A href="">Mailling List</A>
+                </td>
+            </TR>
+        </TABLE>
+        <TABLE border="0" cellpadding="0" width="100%">
+            <TR>
+                <td align="left" valign="top">
+                  <DIV id="PageContent">        
+                     <DIV class="pagecontent">
+                         <DIV class="wiki-content">
+                          <p>The most important thing about engaging with any Apache
project is that everyone
+is equal. All people with an opinion are entitled to express that opinion and, where 
+appropriate, have it considered by the community.</p>
+<p>To some the idea of having to establish consensus in a large and distributed team

+sounds inefficient and frustrating. Don't despair though, The Apache Way has a
+set of simple processes to ensure things proceed at a good pace.</p>
+<p>In ASF projects we don't like to vote. We reserve that for the few things that need

+official approval for legal or process reasons (e.g. a release or a new committer). 
+Most of the time we work with the consensus building techniques documented below.</p>
+<h2 id="lazy_consensus">Lazy Consensus</h2>
+<p><a href="/committers/lazyConsensus.html">Lazy consensus</a> is the first,
and possibly the most important, consensus building 
+tool we have. Essentially lazy consensus means that you don't need to get explicit
+approval to proceed, but you need to be prepared to listen if someone objects.</p>
+<h2 id="consensus_building">Consensus Building</h2>
+<p>Sometimes lazy consensus is not appropriate. In such cases it is necessary to
+make a proposal to the mailing list and discuss options. There are mechanisms
+for quickly showing your support or otherwise for a proposal and 
+<a href="/committers/consensusBuilding.html">building consensus</a> amongst the
+<p>Once there is a consensus people can proceed with the work under the <a href="/committers/lazyConsensus.html">lazy

+consensus</a> model.</p>
+<h2 id="voting">Voting</h2>
+<p>Occasionally a "feel" for consensus is not enough. Sometimes we need to 
+have a measurable consensus. For example, when <a href="/committers/voting.html">voting</a>
in new committers or 
+to approve a release. </p>
+                         </DIV>
+                     </DIV>
+                  </DIV>
+                </td>
+            </TR>
+        </TABLE>
+        <DIV class="footer">
+            Copyright © 2003-2011, The Apache Software Foundation&nbsp;&nbsp;
+        </DIV>
+    </BODY>

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