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On 08/05/2011 02:44 PM, Fabian Groffen wrote:
> On 05-08-2011 14:17:29 +0100, Markos Chandras wrote:
>> I am still not convinced that a committee of 7 people is flexible
>> enough to push radical changes.
> Perhaps I misunderstand you here, but I don't think making radical
> changes is good, that's what 7 people balance out. Radical changes
> have been made to important parts of Gentoo like e.g. Python, and
> this didn't really result in a major improvement, IMO.
My point is how fast and how flexible can a committee like this decide
on global project issues
>> Maybe they are but they need to spend enough time talking about
>> things before meetings. Does everyone has the time to spend so many
>> hours on mailing lists? See how many discussions end up to
>> /dev/null or just forgotten after a while.
> Being a council member means you have to deal with it. I don't
> think you get the red button for free, you're supposed to do some
> good homework for it.
> When discussions die, probably this is because noone could come up
> with a clear enough problem, and directed discussion to come to some
> conclusions. Controversial topics of course always have proponents
> and opponents, but just deciding to go left or right doesn't
> necessarily help to improve the situation. It just makes some happy
> and others angry.
Right nobody came with a proper solution yet the problems still exists.
The same problem will probably pop up again in the future, recycling the
previous discussion and go back to sleep again. Someone has to decide
and vote for the least worst solution before the problem goes back to
hibernation, otherwise you are back to square 0. This is no progress
Markos Chandras / Gentoo Linux Developer / Key ID: B4AFF2C2
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