List Archive: gentoo-devrel
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Aron Griffis wrote: [Mon Sep 12 2005, 01:37:33PM CDT]
> You make a good point concerning the checks and balances inherently
> available in a voting system. Nonetheless, you'll displease a lot of
> people by doing away with one of the core attributes of the proposal,
> so IMHO it would help to explain how it has hindered you so far.
One thing that I've noticed about devrel in the past is that a lot of
the interactions between devrel members (especially recruiters) happen
on irc, not on mailing lists or bugs. The result is a situation like
the current one (I suspect), where somebody in devrel proposes something
big with little explanation, because many of the people involved already
know what all of the issues are. The problem, of course, is that then a
lot of people are both taken completely by surprise (because they aren't
an integral part of that specialized community) and have no good way to
find out what's been happening. If this relatively new enforcement
system isn't working, then of course it should be fixed, but the
non-cognoscenti are going to need much more information before any fix
can appear to be a rational solution.
Personally, I'm still fond of my long-ago suggestion that the judgement
part of the process should be handled by a randomly-selected group of
devs, but I'm perfectly willing to accept that such a proposal is
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