[Mageia-discuss] Mageia governance model draft
oliver.bgr at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 6 08:58:22 CEST 2010
"Romain d'Alverny" <rdalverny at gmail.com> schrieb am 2010-10-06
> On Tue, Oct 5, 2010 at 20:42, Oliver Burger <oliver.bgr at googlemail.com>
> > In technical things I support two or more levels. There's much to learn
> > for little community packagers as myself as there is in any field for
> > the newcommers.
> But in last resort, not only involved, but committed people get a
> decisive voice. In teams, those committed people are those who were
> recognized as such by their peers, through the mentoring process.
> Which process is not an exclusive one (keep "bad" newcomers out), but
> an inclusive one (welcome and train them before they get full hands on
> the infrastructure). And that, again, wouldn't prevent non-'masters'
> and 'non-apprentices' to provide/contribute something to the project,
> only should it be reviewed and committed to the project by those team
As said before. There is no problem with having "masters" and "padawans" (I
would prefer that term to apprentice :D ) when it comestotechnical decisions.
I hope that all (orat least most) people involvedin mageia will let the people
with the technical knowledge do the technical decisions (althoug some
discussions on the mls do read different).
I do understand and support the need for reviewing the work ofnew packagers,
correcting it and teaching those new packagers how to build better packages
but that is - as I said - a technical decision, in which nothing at all can be
said against a master-padawan-thing. Even if those new packagers have
builtrpms for years (because I have seen quite some rpms fromlocal communities
whose spec files made me shudder).
But I do believe, when it comes to policy decisions (like electing board
members and so on) there should not be those who have a vote and those
whodoesn't. Certainly there must be some kind of differentiation between active
community members and passers-by who just want to "troll vote". But as you
described it initially, a majority of the active community members (like those
poor folks who did community work for years now in their local communities)
would be excluded from deciding the directionthe community as a whole does
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