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From Leo Simons <>
Subject Re: Acceptance Vote Duration? [WAS Re: [VOTE] Accept Heraldry into the Incubator]
Date Tue, 11 Jul 2006 14:02:08 GMT
On Tue, Jul 11, 2006 at 12:50:44PM +0100, robert burrell donkin wrote:
> On 7/10/06, robert burrell donkin <> wrote:
> >On 7/10/06, Ted Leung <> wrote:
> <snip>
> In keeping with Apache practice, I'd like to allow 72 hours or so for
> >> the vote to close, so please vote by 11:59PST on Thursday July 13th.
> >
> >(this duration seems just a little bit on the short side to me: it's good
> >to give everyone a chance to cast a vote. not sure whether there's a
> >consensus about the right duration for these votes. but it's probably best
> >to kick off something on another thread rather than disrupt this vote...)
> is 72 hours the right length for an acceptance vote?

I expect that is a difficult question :-)

I've personally always been annoyed with these kinds of limits. I just don't
like how it puts some sort of "pressure" on volunteers. OTOH, when there has
been plenty of discussion/soul searching beforehand and the vote is just a
formalisation of a pre-existing consensus 72 hours is plenty. Harmony has grown
into "72 hours or until all with a binding vote have cast theirs, or longer if
someone asks for an extension" and its a suitable comprimise there. Over at this
other project that is now dead at some point we made it "1 week" for everything
to avoid things getting pushed through over an independence day weekend (for


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