DMB: Proposal for a different review process

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Wed Aug 3 01:46:22 UTC 2011

On Tuesday, August 02, 2011 04:04:31 PM Chase Douglas wrote:
> On 08/02/2011 12:43 PM, Mackenzie Morgan wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 3:23 PM, Bryce Harrington <bryce at> 
> >> Sounds like a good idea to me.  It makes it analogous to other processes
> >> such as the sponsorship, MIR, SRU, etc. processes that applicants may
> >> already be familiar with.
> > 
> > And drastically different from the other team membership processes
> > (Ubuntu Membership, Kubuntu Membership, etc.) that applicants may
> > already be familiar with.
> True, but progress sometimes means change. I think this system would
> work better, and if proven right it could be a model for other boards to
> adopt. If it's worse, then the DMB can easily switch back. I would also
> be happy to be a guinea pig for any process changes.

Speaking as someone who considers Kubuntu membership (as part of Kubuntu 
Council) and developer (as part of kubuntu-dev), I don't think this is a good 
idea.  As difficult as finding a good time for a meeting can be, I think the 
interactive discussion is an important part of it.  I would hate to change the 
process into just a review of static content.  I believe this proposed change 
would be a step backwards.  Membership boards already use email voting on a 
case by case basis to address problems with sync when needed.  I think that's 

Scott K

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