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From: Richard Freeman <rich0@g.o>
Subject: Re: [GLEP 39 overhaul] Voting and schedule
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 17:58:26 -0400
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.

Agreed.

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 
will be.

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.

Rich


References:
[GLEP 39 overhaul] Voting and schedule
-- Denis Dupeyron
Re: [GLEP 39 overhaul] Voting and schedule
-- Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto
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