[OpenLayers-Dev] RFC: Resolution to only change License with Unanimous Vote

Paul Spencer pspencer at dmsolutions.ca
Tue Oct 9 13:50:56 EDT 2007

I'm ambivalent on this.  I am not convinced that we need unanimity  
(?) on any given issue, but I do think we need everyone to vote so  
that we are certain there are no dissenting votes.  I also think  
there may be a certain amount of pressure felt by someone that they  
have to vote with the rest of the PSC even though they are not  
necessarily fully supportive (or even just ambivalent).

Discuss ... :)


On 9-Oct-07, at 1:02 PM, Christopher Schmidt wrote:

> The PSC voting rules currently state:
> "A proposal will be accepted if it receives +2 (including the  
> proposer)
> and no vetos (-1)." -- http://trac.openlayers.org/wiki/ 
> SteeringCommittee
> For some large changes, this seems insufficent. In the past, I don't
> think we've ever made a single decision where unanimous voting *was  
> not*
> available, but for some things, we should make it spelled out that  
> these
> things can not be changed without a more complete vote.
> Specifically, this proposal is to change the Steering Committee voting
> rules such that no license changes can be enacted in the project  
> without
> unanimous support for the change.
> (Hopefully, this won't really be relevant, becasue we shouldn't be
> changing the license again, but it's probably 'better to be safe than
> sorry'.)
> I'm +1 on altering the wording of the Steering Committee voting  
> rules to
> state that any licensing changes require a unanimous vote from  
> Steering
> Committee members.
> Regards,
> -- 
> Christopher Schmidt
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