Blink API owner procedures
Last updated via unanimous approval: August 3, 2021
Shipping a change to add, change or remove any substantial aspect of a web-exposed API requires 3 LGTMs.
Starting or extending an Origin Trial requires 1 LGTM.
Any non-standard Origin Trial require 3 LGTMs.
Intents to Prototype do not require any LGTMs.
Adding and removing API owners
An API owner may be added after 3 LGTMs, plus evidence of the new API owner meeting the requirements.
API owners may be removed if they are persistently failing to meet the requirements as well as to review a reasonable number of the incoming intents. They may be removed after a vote by an absolute majority of other API owners, after at least 8 weeks notice (*) to the API owner to be removed plus email@example.com, and no formal objection from the API owner to be removed. A formal objection triggers the majority vote mechanism.
(*) The 8 week period starts from the point at which the notified API owner can be reasonably expected to have received the message, and is not on a leave, vacation etc.
API owners may resign at any time, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
An API owner may formally object to any decision, through written communication to email@example.com. This triggers the majority vote mechanism.
Any API owners decisions that cannot get the required LGTMs will be decided through a majority vote.
Note: API owners are expected to work via consensus, and try hard not to cause this situation. For reference: it has never, to date, been needed.
A “majority vote” consists of a formal vote among the API owners, at a videoconference or in-person meeting attended by a majority of the API owners, and announced to all API owners at least a week in advance, with option for absentee votes. The result of this vote decides the issue.
If a vote occurs, the documented final vote (including who voted which way), and description of the objection raised, must be published publicly on firstname.lastname@example.org.
What “LGTMs” means
An LGTM is recorded via email to email@example.com.
1 LGTM means: An API owner LGTMed the proposal and no API owner formally objected.
3 LGTMs mean: 3 API owners LGTMed the proposal and no API owner formally objected.