Hi there,

Lennart Regebro wrote:
>> As much as I prefer discussing with people in real life, there is the
>> notion of "no backroom conversations" WRT to driving development of an
>> open source project.
> OK. *Cough*. You and Martijn wrote this proposal. And you asked
> Stephan about it. You did backroom conversations.

I wrote the proposal based on conversations I had with Christian and 
also Jim, and Christian and several others gave input.

Backroom work will happen (conversations and decisions both). But it 
cannot be the only thing that drives the open source project.

 > Aren't we now saying that to avoid excluding some people, we should
 > exclude all but a steering group?  :-)

You have a very different perspective on a Steering Group. It's not a 
mechanism for exclusion but for *inclusion*. The steering group should 
care about the different interests in our community and actively balance 
them and consult them, and channel existing energies allowing them to 
result in something instead of dissipate.

Of course you seem to say this all depends on the people in the steering 
group and that in practice this won't happen. This is something we'll 
need to try to find out, right?



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