Hi there, Full disclosure first: I was involved writing up the proposal.
On Tue, 2009-03-03 at 00:51 +0100, Martijn Faassen wrote: > Lennart Regebro wrote: > [snip] > > Sure. But that doesn't mean a steering group is the right solution. > > Why not? What do you think is the right solution? > > I can see a number of alternatives: > > * a pope that has the leadership role. We had Jim, but the pope's > resting. We could institute a new pope. Who? > > * a small team of people, let's say 2 to 5 that takes on that leadership > role, sharing some of the burden and representing a slightly wider range > of interests. A steering group. > > * a voting system. The current system of +1 or -1 from anybody who > bothers to reply isn't very effective in my experience; in any > controversial discussion the opinions are so mixed nothing tends to > happen, or alternatively people just avoid discussions and do things > without discussions. Solutions proposed that are harder to understand > might get ignored. The voting system option doesn't solve all issues you projected. A voting system can't "herd" for open issues, for example. So you still would need someone to invoke/maintain the procedures *around* the voting system. For nurturing the community I think people are needed. And I think those people should have a public mandate that they're in charge for certain issues. Christian -- Christian Theune · c...@gocept.com gocept gmbh & co. kg · forsterstraße 29 · 06112 halle (saale) · germany http://gocept.com · tel +49 345 1229889 7 · fax +49 345 1229889 1 Zope and Plone consulting and development
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