Oh, I got sunshine outside. Not even fog today. :-) No, there's no need for a committer vote prior to the PMC vote. In terms of the Apache bylaws the PMC is the only body that can do project decisions . BTW, this is a topic that's currently discussed on legal-discuss . Where did you read this that a vote has to run a full week? AFAIK, the normal period is 72 hours .
I think it would be worthwhile if everybody here would reread the pages about how the ASF works. There have been quite a few improvements on these pages lately. The board and the members also made up their minds some more aboute certain topics. Even I should probably reread them again, although as a member I get a lot of that through the members list already. Reading those pages shows, for example, why the XML project had to split up. While we're at it: There are even voices that projects shouldn't micromanage committer sets anymore. For us, that would mean: All Batik committers become FOP committers and vice-versa. But that's for later. So far, it was just a stray comment on one of the lists.  http://www.apache.org/foundation/how-it-works.html#pmc-members  http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/www-legal-discuss/  http://www.apache.org/foundation/voting.html On 15.11.2005 13:59:45 thomas.deweese wrote: > Hi Jeremias, > > Not to rain on your parade, but doesn't there need to be a vote on > fop-dev by committers on the release before > bringing it to the PMC? Also doesn't a formal vote need to run at least > one full week? I understand your > desire to get the release out but... > > Jeremias Maerki <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote on 11/14/2005 05:48:36 PM: > > > BTW, I think I'm through with all the things I wanted to do. What's left > > now: > > - write the README/release notes > > - Create a copy of the xdocs/trunk directory to xdocs/0.90alpha1. > > - do the (PMC) vote on the release. > > - tag and release > > > > If it's possible I'd like to start the vote tomorrow and do the release > > around Thursday/Friday. That reasonable? Jeremias Maerki