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From: William Hubbs <williamh@g.o>
Subject: Re: Should DevRel members be in Council?
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 13:28:17 -0500
Hi,

On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 12:12:32PM +0100, Markos Chandras wrote:
> Quite a few of you know that Council acts as a court in case a developer
> has unresolved disputes with Devrel or when he is not happy with a
> Devrel's decision. The problem is that having the same people in the
> Council and in Devrel makes no sense since the same people will vote
> twice on that matter. A developer who wants to appeal to Council, seeks
> a review of his case and a fresh voting from new people. However, having
> devrel members, which are already biased based on the previous decision,
> makes the "Council's court role" a moot role :)

It definitely does create a conflict of interest.

I think there are a couple of ways to handle it:

1) don't allow council members to be in devrel, or
2) don't allow council members who are also in devrel to vote in
appeals.

What does everyone think?

William

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