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From Ted Dunning <>
Subject Re: Committer Voting and Vetos
Date Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:27:23 GMT
On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 8:52 PM, William A. Rowe Jr. <>

> The HTTP Server PMC has succeeded in working through these issues without
> evicting a project member, and continuing to make progress.

There is a lot of credit due for this.

Of course, there are different stresses on each project.  Some projects
have large commercial interests at stake.  Others have incredibly little
directly at stake.  The problems in these different groups are often very

My own limited experience is that people often play together better when
there is much at stake, except when there is a perception of a zero sum
game.  When little is at stake, just about anybody can afford to be an ass.

This observation has been attributed to a huge number of people [1].  I
like the idea that Samuel Johnson was the originator of the core idea.

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