MOTU Decision Making Process

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Sat Sep 6 19:29:16 BST 2008

On Saturday 06 September 2008 14:25, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort wrote:
> 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.

It was adopted.  Documenting it is somewhere lost on my TODO list.

Scott K

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