[Foundation] Last Call standards

Nicholas Perez nick at devzero.homelinux.com
Fri Dec 13 13:41:13 CST 2002


I think you are mistaking lack of interest with lack of applicability 
or severe technical flaws (which have been addressed). But if you 
insist on continuing with this, how about I get you some cheese for 
that whine.
-- 

Nicholas Perez
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On 2002.12.13 12:35 Justin Karneges wrote:
> This doesn't sound like a problem, except let me share my experiences
> with the
> council and DTCP.  Most of the council does not care about this sort
> of
> thing.  The only person I can ever talk to about it is temas.  This
> number
> should be higher.
> 
> It is important the council actually care about the issues, even if
> the JEP is
> totally uninteresting to them.  In other words, they are going to have
> to
> read new JEPs and be actively involved with the authors, otherwise
> we'll
> never get anywhere.  They should also have a responsibility to being
> available (Jer: hint, hint).
> 
> -Justin
> 
> On Friday 13 December 2002 08:41 am, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> > One possible solution is that only Council members could propose the
> Last
> > Call. This would force Council members to read and review the JEP
> before
> > it goes to Last Call, since in essence the proposing Council member
> would
> > act as a sponsor for the JEP. I don't think Council members would do
> that
> > without first consulting with other Council members, because their
> > technical reputation would be on the line. This would also force JEP
> > authors to communicate with Council members earlier in the process
> (IMHO
> > such communication has been lacking). Once a JEP was proposed for
> Last
> > Call by a Council member, 5% of the JSF membership would still need
> to
> > second the proposal as we are doing now (thus retaining the
> "democratic"
> > aspect of consent from the community). I feel that this would
> introduce
> > some checks and balances into the process -- it's not autocratic as
> in the
> > past (much as I yearn for the good old days of absolute power :) nor
> fully
> > democratic as we have now, but a good mix of both (the Council is
> like the
> > Senate and the JSF members are like the House of Representatives).
> >
> > A system such as this would be my strong preference going forward.
> >
> > Peter
> >
> > --
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