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From: William Hubbs <williamh@g.o>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] Should DevRel members be in Council?
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 19:04:51
Message-Id: 20110816182817.GA30214@linux1
In Reply to: [gentoo-project] Should DevRel members be in Council? by Markos Chandras

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