On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 8:57 PM, Andrew <orderinchao...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I should note I have been misquoted here - my exact wording, as can be seen
> on the wiki, was "has to be resolved by the committee". Determine means make
> up. Resolve means to form a resolution or to decide. A decision requires
> inputs - as we discovered in our first meeting over the weekend, the more
> complete the information / picture the committee has, the better the
> decision it can make. Public debate can and should take place on public
> issues - indeed, it proceeded quite well last week in this location - and
> can bring out points of view, links, documents, or outside information etc
> that is useful to everybody. That all then serves as input to internal
> discussions.
> The purpose of my post at that time was to combat a perception I was getting
> from some places that either consensus on the wiki or mailing list was a
> suitable way to determine a chapter position. As several people have pointed
> out, we're a non profit organisation dealing with outside entities and we're
> expected to be responsible and to communicate clearly with one voice. That
> one voice is the resolution mechanism.
It is important for us to be taken seriously for there to be one voice
but issues such as this do require input and at the moment there
doesn't really seem to be a mechanism for this.


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