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From: Grant Goodyear <g2boojum@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Cc: Ryan Phillips <rphillips@g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo: State of the Union
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 19:10:49
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Gentoo: State of the Union by Grant Goodyear
1 Grant Goodyear wrote: [Fri Apr 28 2006, 01:55:01PM CDT]
2 > It's not quite true that the Council votes on GLEPs, but that's not
3 > really germane to your overall point.
5 Oh, that was your point. Mea culpa.
7 Okay, to address that point, the way that the current system works is
8 that a GLEP is sent to the GLEP editors, and assuming that it is not
9 obviously going to be DOA it's generally added to the website. At that
10 point, if they haven't already, the GLEP authors initiate a discussion
11 on -dev that is supposed to be iterative. The authors are supposed to
12 revise their proposal to account for comments and ideas from the
13 community. When the authors feel it is ready, they ask for the GLEP to
14 be approved. At that point the GLEP is sent to either a project lead
15 (if it falls under a specific project) or the Council if it crosses
16 project boundaries for approval. I assume that the only part of the
17 process you would really wish to change is who does the approving, and
18 perhaps removing the initial send-it-to-the-editors step. In reality,
19 though, the approval process is rarely the rate-limiting step. In
20 almost all cases, a stalled or failed GLEP either never gets sent for
21 approval, or is approved but never gets implemented.
23 -g2boojum-
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25 Grant Goodyear
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