MOTU Decision Making Process

Emilio Pozuelo Monfort pochu at
Sat Sep 6 19:25:39 BST 2008

Hi all,

Scott Kitterman wrote:
> It has seemed to me for some time that making decisions about process and 
> policy changes at MOTU meetings based on votes of those present is not 
> serving us particularly well.  The major problems with the current system, as 
> I see it are:
> 1.  Not very many MOTU at the meeting, so a vote may or may not represent the 
> will of the larger body of MOTU (due to time zone spread it is not practical 
> to expect everyone to be able to make every meeting).
> 2.  Due to this risk, MOTU present at a meeting are often unwilling to make a 
> decision on controversial issues.
> So we tend to get decisions on easy topics and not on hard ones.
> I'd like to propose an alternative approach based on the IETF rough consensus 
> model.  There are two major features I'd like to bring foward from this model 
> for MOTU:
> FWIW, I'll add this to the agenda for the next meeting.

Has this already been adopted? If so, is it documented somewhere? If not, has it
been rejected or has the discussion just died or...?

FTR, I'm in favour of the proposal.


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