Hi Marga,

On Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 02:58:51PM +0200, Margarita Manterola wrote:
> > which of the three options does the tech-ctte (roughly) prefer?
> This is a great question and I hope we'll find the answer to this during the
> BoF.

> > > Allow design work
> > > -----------------
> > > **Proposal 3**: Modify the Constitution to allow the TC to do design
> > > work in the form of proposals. These proposals wouldn't override
> > > developers or tell individual maintainers what to do, but rather
> > > should
> > > guide the project towards a technical goal.
> > 
> > I'm continued to be puzzled about this. Clearly you are all individuals,
> > why don't you do design work as individuals?
> A few people have asked about this already and I think it's my fault for
> not explaining this correctly in the text. We can of course do design work
> as individuals. The prohibition from doing design work becomes a problem
> when the TC is forced to make a decision using the committee's powers and
> none of the available options are deemed good enough (this happened, for
> example, in our discussion of the maint-scripts issue). We are asked a
> question but we can't "rule" and so we can't answer the question.
> If we _could_ do design work, then we would be able to bring forward a
> proposal rather than have to say "we decline to rule because there are
> no good options", which is kinda washing our hands. Does that make sense?

yes, thanks.

I'm now just wondering whether you intentionally just replied to me,
or not. (I don't need to know, but I thought I let you know.)

> I think I'll try to amend the text in Salsa to clarify this.



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