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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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Reply-To: email@example.com
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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
> 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.
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