[CHAOSS] How decisions are made (was: Opening discussion on using Discourse Forum for CHAOSS)
glink at unomaha.edu
Sat Nov 24 19:10:58 UTC 2018
The goal is to document our decision making process and get everyone on the
I observe a good documentation of community processes as a best practice in
many larger open source projects.
On Fri, Nov 23, 2018 at 5:15 PM dmg <dmg at uvic.ca> wrote:
> hi Georg,
> Georg Link <glink at unomaha.edu> writes:
> > Hi everyone,
> > During today's call, we discussed more on the decision making
> > process
> > within our CHAOSS community. On the call were: Dawn Foster,
> > Jesus
> > Gonzales-Barahona, Matt Snell, Kevin Lumbard, Ben Lloyd-Pearson,
> > Ildiko
> > Vancsa, and Georg Link
> > One issue is that only a subset of us can join our weekly or
> > monthly calls.
> > Decisions based only on those calls will always exclude
> > community members.
> > However, we perceive the calls to be a valuable communication
> > channel for
> > discussion and arriving at a better shared understanding.
> > To resolve this tension, we propose to consider decisions within
> > CHAOSS to
> > be made based on consensus and that we declare our calls to not
> > be
> > sufficient for arriving at consensus but a place for agreeing on
> > a proposal
> > that is then moved to the mailing list for consensus.
> 1. can you give us a couple of examples where the current decision
> making process has been insufficient
> and why an improve process would help?
> 2. Are these problems a common occurrence?
Georg J.P. Link
College of Information Science and Technology | PKI 367
University of Nebraska at Omaha | www.unomaha.edu
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