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From Doug Cutting <>
Subject Re: Apache project bylaws
Date Wed, 02 Oct 2013 00:37:35 GMT
On Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 3:34 PM, Justin Mclean <> wrote:
> The whole reason this come about is because it's unclear what voting rules are the default
when voting someone in as  committer. See [1] (consensus) and [2] (majority). If -1 is a veto
or not is sort of important thing to know, and which voting system is used actually changes
how people vote.

The default at Apache is that committers and PMC members are added by
consensus.  In nearly every project code changes are also by consensus
while releases require 3 +1 votes from PMC members and more +1 votes
than -1 votes.  Projects that diverge from these should perhaps
document that somewhere, but projects that conform to these probably
don't need to.

I see no discrepancy between the documents you cite.  The first says
that committer votes are by consensus, the second says that
"procedural" votes are by majority, but doesn't define procedural and
there's no implication that it includes committer votes.


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