On Tue, 30 Jun 2020 at 11:09, Michael Catanzaro <mcatanz...@gnome.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 10:26 am, Stephen Gallagher
> <sgall...@redhat.com> wrote:
> > For the record, as this directly affects the Workstation deliverable,
> > I will be voting -1 until and unless the Workstation WG votes in
> > favor.
> >
> > Yes, it's a large set of Change owners, but since only two of them are
> > Workstation WG members, they are not representative of that group.
> Workstation WG hat on:
> I don't think there's any need to vote -1 for that reason alone. The
> Workstation WG has discussed the change proposal at several meetings
> recently (really, we've spent a long time on this), and frankly we were
> not making a ton of progress towards reaching a decision either way, so
> going forward with the change proposal and moving the discussion to
> devel@ to get feedback from a wider audience and from FESCo seemed like
> a good idea. Most likely, we'll wind up doing whatever FESCo chooses
> here, but unless FESCo were to explicitly indicate intent to override
> the Workstation WG, we would not consider a FESCo decision to limit
> what the Workstation WG can do with the Workstation product. At least,
> my understanding of the power structure FESCo has established is that
> the WG can make product-specific decisions that differ from FESCo's
> decisions whenever we want, unless FESCo says otherwise (because FESCo
> always has final say). That is, if FESCo were to approve btrfs by
> default, but Workstation WG were to vote to stick with ext4, then we
> would stick with ext4 unless FESCo were to say "no really, you need to
> switch to btfs" (which I highly doubt would happen). So I don't see any
> reason to vote -1 here out of concern for overriding the WG.

The problem is that the request as discussed reads as "FESCo says use
it for workstation" vs "FESCo has no problem with Workstation saying
they want btrfs" or "FESCo says use btrfs as default". Yes it says
"desktop variants" but only 1 variant really counts and that is
Workstation. So yes, either Workstation agrees to it or it isn't
getting voted on. If Workstation can't come to an agreement on it,
then the proposal is dead.  Anything else is an end-run and a useless
trolling of people to see how many rants LWN counts in its weekly

Stephen J Smoogen.
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