|I would like to add an item for the next council meeting. Since GLEP
|39 was modified in the past, and since discussion material for
|modifications will be coming sooner rather than later, we need to have
|an official way to amend it.
|During our first meeting we voted that the council was not competent
|to decide on a way to amend GLEP 39. There was previously no formal
|process to do this and now the situation is locked up at the council
|level since we can't decide. Some council members have said or assumed
|that the natural fallback to that was that any amendment would need to
|be voted by the developer community. There are two big and distinct
|problems with that.
|As soon as the council declares itself incompetent to decide on a way
|to amend GLEP 39, it can't anymore choose or assume a process. Because
|this is exactly deciding of a way to go forward which we voted we
|couldn't do. How logical is it to tell the community "We can't tell
|you how but here is how we will do it!" ?
|Also, an all-developer vote may not be the right solution. Some devs
|do want to vote on GLEP 39 amendments. Some say they have voted for a
|council and delegated their voice to them and want them to do the job.
|Some don't really have an opinion. Many haven't even read GLEP 39 and
|couldn't care less. From the results of my informal poll, I'm truly
|amazed (and worried) by the number of devs who will not want to
|participate to a vote on GLEP 39 amendments. Not counting those who
|say they will but won't. I'm hoping I'm wrong but in case I'm not I'm
|afraid votes on amendments will be like jumping off a cliff, i.e. an
|exciting trip to nowhere.
|Let's face it: the only way to know what developers want is to ask
|them. Formally. And let's not pretend there are no changes coming for
|GLEP 39. I have some in the pipeline and I know others have too. If we
|don't have a framework for this we're preventing ourselves to do
|adjustments on our structure and condemning it to only evolving in big
|chaotic steps. It's like not being able to write a patch and having to
|wait for release 2.0 which may never come. So, for the next meeting I
|would like the council to discuss and initiate an all-developer vote
|on a process to amend GLEP 39.