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From Ted Leung <>
Subject Re: Acceptance Vote Duration? [WAS Re: [VOTE] Accept Heraldry into the Incubator]
Date Tue, 11 Jul 2006 17:21:36 GMT
On Jul 11, 2006, at 7:02 AM, Leo Simons wrote:

> 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
> example).

In this case, we had several weeks of discussion on Heraldry,  
including some F2F
conversations at ApacheCon EU, so 72 hours doesn't seem like a big  
deal to me.
If people want to extend the voting period, I've no problem with  
that.   I guess the bigger
question is whether we ought to change the 72 hour guideline for the  
foundation as a whole, or
make incuabator votes a clearly noted exception.


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