Voting in the Fluid community

Colin Clark colin.clark at
Mon Apr 20 20:46:54 UTC 2009

Hey everyone,

We've been operating for the past couple of years with an Apache- 
inspired voting process. Realizing that we hadn't actually formally  
articulated this process, I created a page in the wiki that explains  
how we vote:

In short, we vote with +1 or -1 to express approval or disapproval.  
For formal votes--generally technical or design governance issues--a  
-1 vote represents a veto and comes with the responsibility to explain  
what changes need to be made to shift the vote to a +1. Informal  
issues operate by lazy consensus, which is why we emphasize open  
communication so much.

We also nominate new committers with this process. For more specific  
information, see:

Feedback is always appreciated,


Colin Clark
Technical Lead, Fluid Project
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre, University of Toronto

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