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From: Roy Bamford <neddyseagoon@g.o>
Subject: Re: Should DevRel members be in Council?
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 20:32:56 +0100
On 2011.08.16 19:28, William Hubbs wrote:
> 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
> 
> 

Team,

I think anyone who gets elected to council has the trust of developers 
to recluse themselves avoid the conflict of interest.  It becomes a 
problem when council is almost a subset of devrel and there are very 
few people, perhaps zero, who were not involved in the original devrel 
decision.

Council were set up to provide technical leadership, so maybe appeals, 
need to be heard by a different body anyway. Maybe by a randomly 
selected group of devs assembled on a case by case basis, as has 
already been suggested? 

-- 
Regards,

Roy Bamford
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