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On 04/21/2010 08:36 PM, Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto wrote:
> Even though it might be desirable to be able to vote on single points of
> the discussion, a governance policy document can't be just a sum of
> points. Therefore, if we opt to have a vote for individual points, I
> propose in the end we chose someone to write a coherent document based
> on those points and to submit the final document to a global vote.
Any reason we couldn't just use a forum vote for this purpose? The
drafting aspects of this don't need to be binding since the final vote
Also - a forum might be more inviting to the non-dev community, which I
think is a good thing. However, since devs will ultimately approve the
final document, we might consider having some kind of a dry-run vote on
the individual points that is restricted to devs, so that we can avoid
having the final draft vetoed and having to guess why.
So, in a nutshell:
1. Forum votes open to anybody with a forum account. This can be
iterative if the comments are useful.
2. Propose best ideas from forum to a dev-only vote to confirm. This
can be iterative until all ideas seem acceptable.
3. Assemble final draft, do an RFC to clean it up, and then put it out
for a formal vote per the usual process.
This gives the entire community a big say in the final document -
basically the community is proposing the elements of the first draft,
and then it only changes if devs can't accept something in it.