On Mon, 2005-06-06 at 17:07 -0700, Deedra Waters wrote:
> Only question i have about this is why can't managers be on the
> investigative team. In a sense, i can sort of see why not, but i also
> think that they should be allowed. Devrel does have a high content of
> managers in it, though that number isn't as high as it used to be.
> On Mon, 6 Jun 2005, Michael Tindal wrote:
Realistically, there might not be a choice. That depends on the
composition of devrel, of course, and if the population count forces
managers to be investigators, then so be it.
It's better not, however. Ideally, an appeals panel should work only
from the record before it and the arguments made by the parties
involved. Personally, if I were on an appeals panel hearing a case I
had previously investigated, I'd have trouble putting aside opinions I
had formed during the appeals process (but I emphasise this is related
to my own personal makeup).
If nothing else, the ultimate outcome of any case decided on appeal
would look more legitimate if investigation, adjudication, and appeal
were handled by separate bodies.
Or, maybe I'm just being to legalistic here?
> Deedra Waters - Gentoo developer relations, accessibility and infrastructure -
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