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From: Deedra Waters <dmwaters@g.o>
To: gentoo-devrel@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-devrel] devrel meeting etc
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2005 20:41:07
Message-Id: Pine.LNX.4.63.0509061538220.6803@monster
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-devrel] devrel meeting etc by Paul Varner
How does someone else decide the punishment ensure fair? Truely, i don't
see that that does not in a situation like this, at any rate. People can
still appeal the overall decision to the council, there's knowone
stopping them from it reguardless of wether it's a commitee that makes
the decision, or 2 seperate branches.
On Tue, 6 Sep 2005, Paul Varner wrote:

> Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2005 15:33:12 -0500 > From: Paul Varner <fuzzyray@g.o> > Reply-To: gentoo-devrel@l.g.o > To: gentoo-devrel@l.g.o > Subject: Re: [gentoo-devrel] devrel meeting etc > > On Tue, 2005-09-06 at 12:38 -0700, Donnie Berkholz wrote: >> Why can't a small committee be fair? Where are the checks and balances >> in the "new" structure? I see one group investigating, another deciding >> the punishment, but no insurance that the latter group won't go >> overboard with punishment or give people a slap on the wrist for a major >> problem. > > I'm not saying that a small committee can't be fair. I'm saying that > having the split between investigating and judical does much to ensure > fairness to include the perception of fairness. Having the same people > do both functions can quickly give the perception of being unfair. > > I believe that we can still keep things small given the new system. > Have 1-2 people investigate and 3 decide the punishment. That keeps it > in the 3-5 range, but still keeps it separate. > > The checks and balances are in the fact that the same people doing the > investigating are not the ones whom decide the punishment and that there > is a right of appeal to the Gentoo Council. > > Regards, > Paul >
-- Deedra Waters - Gentoo developer relations, accessibility and infrastructure - dmwaters@g.o Gentoo linux: http://www.gentoo.org -- gentoo-devrel@g.o mailing list

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Re: [gentoo-devrel] devrel meeting etc Paul Varner <fuzzyray@g.o>