[writing at my personal capacity.]

Hi Pine,

On Fri, Jan 17, 2020 at 8:20 PM Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote:
> * I realize that a lot of time and money has been spent in the strategy
> process to this point. I hope that there will be consensus on at least some
> of the recommendations.

True consensus based decision making for this stage, at least given
the technologies available to us at the moment, is not possible, imho.
One of the immediate challenges we will face is that the time
available to folks to participate is varying across people
significantly. We also have languages as the barriers for people to
talk directly with each other across languages. At best you can expect
heavy engagement early on (within different communities) and then
people gradually disengaging as conversations become lengthy and
sometimes even harsh or toxic. You may end up with some version of
consensus at the end (even that is hard as you have to aggregate
results across many communities and what if one doesn't agree with
another), but that will be the consensus of those who stayed around
and that's not a good place to be when you want to finalize the
recommendations. That makes me think that the approach through which
one entity accepts responsibility and make a decision while taking
into account the conversations and feedback that will come in in the
following weeks may be a better approach.

(Disclaimer: The process is very complex and I don't claim to know
what the right approach is.)


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