Steve Langasek dijo [Fri, Mar 08, 2013 at 12:39:34PM -0800]: > > Similarly, I'm not sure enough both that I'd be unbiased and that everyone > > would believe it if my home country's bid gets picked, so I won't serve on > > the DC14 selection committee. No need for bad feelings or worse. We > > probably shouldn't have bid-country members on any year's selection > > committee, speaking generally, unless they're meant to represent the bid > > or deciding between two same-country bids. > > While I myself would certainly not volunteer to be on the committee due to > my direct involvement in the DC14 Portland bid, I think it would be absurd > to exclude all Americans from the committee merely on the grounds that > there's a bid in the US. Nearly 20% of all active DDs are based in the > US; they shouldn't be excluded from having their preferences represented > in the DebConf decision just because that preference might happen to be > predictable! The same goes for Germany, France, England, Japan, or any of > the other countries where we have large DD populations. > > The DC14 selection committee is, well, a committee; and the best way to > handle biases in a committee where majority rules is not by trying to make > sure nobody with a bias is part of it, but by making sure the biases of the > project as a whole are fairly represented on the committee. FWIW, I am completely with Steve on this. Also, not being from a bidding country does not make others any more objective. I have refrained from voting in some discussions in the past because I didn't feel I was neutral. Jimmy, I think that, mainly given your history (that has been of a long-term involvement), if you want to be a part of the team and commit the (not so much) time, you are entitled to. Of course, if you prefer to pass this time, it's also completely fine.
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