Inconsistencies in new project process

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Wed Sep 2 17:12:41 UTC 2015

On 8/17/15 12:42 PM, Roman Kennke wrote:
> Hello all,
> while going through the project proposal for Shenandoah, I noticed some
> inconsistencies or confusing details in the new project process
> described here:
> - it says 'Step 0: Discuss [optional]' but then in that same paragraph
> 'At least one Group Lead must declare that their Group is a sponsor of
> the proposed Project.' Now what is it? Optional or must?

The discussion itself is optional, but support from a Group Lead is not. See :

"Any Contributor may propose the creation of a new Project. If supported by at least one Group Lead, whose Group will Sponsor the Project, and approved by a Lazy Consensus of the OpenJDK Members, then the Project will be created."

Note that the CFV ballot also contains the name of the sponsoring Group.

> - It says 'Eligible voters cast their vote by sending e-mail to the
> general discussion list. Replying to the proposal will achieve this
> automatically for those people whose mail programs honor the
> Reply-To header.'
> Is this done automatically, or does the nominator have to put the Reply
> -To header in his proposal? Would be good to clarify this.

The nominator should set the Reply-To header.

> - "Votes must be cast in the open, on the mailing list to which the
> call-for-votes was originally sent"
> This seems to be in conflict with voting on the discuss mailing list
> (the CFV is sent to announce).

I think that is (or was) just a cut & paste error.

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