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From Bernd Fondermann <>
Subject Re: Making up policy on the fly
Date Wed, 19 Aug 2009 07:23:08 GMT
On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 17:53, ant elder<> wrote:
> For a while now on general@ we've had people come along during a
> poddling release votes and raise issues about things that aren't
> backed up by clear ASF policy or reasonably obvious consensus in
> behaviour of existing TLPs. Often poddlings just buckle and do a
> respin as thats easier than debating the point and that has caused the
> raised issues to be misunderstood as a real problems and it becomes a
> sort of defacto policy. I don't think we should be blocking poddling
> releases based on the whims of who ever happens to be active at the
> time on general@.

I'd rather see people speaking up, so (potential) issues can be
discussed and resolved than people not reviewing release candidates at
all, not caring for the project - or even worst - rubberstamping
releases with their +1s without even taking a closer look at the
release artifacts, for example by "judging from the release vote
thread, everything looks ok, so here's my +1".
Keep whiming! ;-)

> Its causing lots of frustrations and doesn't make us
> look particularly smart.

Are we?

Anyone who easily gets frustrated with objections and confrontations
should not be here at the Incubator anyway, that's my advice.


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