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Subject [comdev-site] branch master updated: Update
Date Wed, 09 Dec 2020 19:24:04 GMT
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rlenferink pushed a commit to branch master
in repository

The following commit(s) were added to refs/heads/master by this push:
     new 79302e3  Update
     new d474c4b  Merge pull request #30 from cottage14/patch-15
79302e3 is described below

commit 79302e34acd4486e86ce89f8cfd840f48592ba7c
Author: Andrew Wetmore <>
AuthorDate: Fri Dec 4 09:58:51 2020 -0400

    minor text edits. In the original, passive voice obscures who does what in a couple of
 source/committers/ | 20 ++++++++++----------
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

diff --git a/source/committers/ b/source/committers/
index 5cb28f6..b47a53c 100644
--- a/source/committers/
+++ b/source/committers/
@@ -3,29 +3,29 @@ title: Voting
 Occasionally a "feel" for consensus is not enough. Sometimes we need to 
-have a measurable consensus. For example, when voting in new committers or 
+have a measurable consensus, for example, when voting to invite new committers or 
 to approve a release. 
 ## Preparing for a Vote
-Before calling a vote it is important to ensure that the community is given time to
-discuss the upcoming vote. This will be done by posting an email to the list
+Before calling a vote it is important to ensure that the community has time to
+discuss the issue before voting. To do this, post an email to the list
 indicating the intention to call a vote and the options available. By the time
-a vote is called there should already be [consensus in the community][1]. The vote 
-itself is, normally, a formality.
+a vote takes place there usually is [consensus in the community][1] on what path to take.
The vote 
+itself is, normally, a formality; however, it is important as part of the record of the decisions
of the PMC and the development of the project.
 ## Calling a Vote
-Once it is time to call the vote a mail is posted with a subject starting 
-with **[VOTE]**. This enables the community members to ensure they do not miss
-an important vote thread. It also indicates that this is not consensus building
+Once it is time to call the vote, the proposer or a member of the PMC posts an email with
the subject line starting 
+with **[VOTE]**. This helps community members not miss
+an important vote thread. It also indicates that this is not a consensus-building conversation
 but a formal vote.
 ### Casting Your Vote
 The notation used in voting is:
-  - +1 Yes I agree 
+  - +1 Yes, I agree 
   -  0 I have no strong opinion 
   - -1 I object on the following grounds
@@ -33,4 +33,4 @@ If you object you must support your objection and provide an alternative
 of action that you are willing and able to implement (where appropriate).
-  [1]: /committers/consensusBuilding.mdtext
\ No newline at end of file
+  [1]: /committers/consensusBuilding.mdtext

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