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From Marvin Humphrey <>
Subject Re: Vote on personal matters: majority vote vs consensus
Date Fri, 29 Mar 2013 01:19:55 GMT
On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 11:23 AM, Benson Margulies
<> wrote:
> Would anyone be willing to write up the text that we would post on the web
> site someplace to document a procedure for voting upon IPMC membership that
> reflects this discussion? Perhaps we could then lazily converge upon that?

Patch below.  I will commit unless someone objects.

For what it's worth, the only passage I could find on the website describing
the process of joining the IPMC was in the Glossary of the Mentor guide:

    IPMC Member

    All activities of incubated projects are supervised by the Incubator
    Project Management Committee, or IPMC. Releases and new committers of
    incubated projects must be approved by vote of the IPMC. Incubated project
    mentors must be IPMC members. Any member of the Apache Software Foundation
    may join the IPMC by request. The committee may also grant membership to
    others by vote; typically, this allows a PMC member of some other project
    to serve as a mentor.

I'm tempted to strike that passage as it will now be redundant and we have too
much "glossary" stuff on the website IMO.

Marvin Humphrey

Index: content/incubation/Roles_and_Responsibilities.xml
--- content/incubation/Roles_and_Responsibilities.xml	(revision 1451965)
+++ content/incubation/Roles_and_Responsibilities.xml	(working copy)
@@ -118,6 +118,9 @@
 PMC may choose to provide an experienced Mentor to assist the main
 Mentor in discharging their duty.
+        <p>Individuals may be nominated to join the IPMC after a vote which
+passes with more than 3/4 of those voting.  Additionally, any Member of the
+Apache Software Foundation may join the IPMC by request.
         <p>See also:

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