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Paul Varner wrote:
> My gut reaction to reading this proposal was no! While I can see a need
> for reducing the number of people involved with a complaint, I firmly
> feel that in order to ensure fairness in the complaint process that
> there needs to be checks and balances in place. The recent changes to
> split the investigative from the judical side of developer relations and
> make everything transparent as possible does much to accomplish this.
> I strongly feel that moving back to a small committee would be a step
> backwards in that respect.
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 agree that transparency is a good thing, but I disagree that
increasing the bureaucracy does much besides increase the time necessary
to get anything done.
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