On Sep 9, 2011, at 11:08 AM, Eli Collins wrote:

That is simply false.  At no time is any individual responsible for
any part of Apache subversion, no matter how obscure the branch.
No RM has the final say on anything other than their own work.
That is, they can choose not to produce a release candidate.
Furthermore, at no time whatsoever does any person "own" the job
of being RM -- there can be five active RMs on a single branch,
each producing release candidates based on what is in subversion
at the particular time that they decide to tag and build.

That is true of anyone, on or off the PMC -- not just the RM.