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Bug#741573: Bug #741573:Process Approach vs Others

>>>>> "Kurt" == Kurt Roeckx <kurt@roeckx.be> writes:

    Kurt> On Wed, May 27, 2015 at 09:19:07PM -0400, Sam Hartman wrote:
    >> [moving back to the bug, because we're starting to discuss the
    >> issue rather than a TC communications matter.]
    >> >>>>> "Bdale" == Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com> writes:
    Bdale> I hear you, I just don't have any idea what to do differently
    Bdale> on this specific issue in response to knowing how you feel
    Bdale> about it.
    >> I made a specific proposal in #741573.  I'd be a lot happier if
    >> you'd say "No, I think we've already reached agreement that the
    >> policy team didn't have consensus., so we don't need to evaluate
    >> whether the process was followed."  I wouldn't agree with that,
    >> but sometimes people disagree with you.  I'm OK with that
    >> outcome.
    >> If we've already agreed that the policy team didn't have
    >> consensus, my preference would be to ask the policy community
    >> whether they want us to take up the issue, rather than just
    >> asserting a decision from on high.  That is, we communicate to
    >> them that we believe that they didn't have consensus rather than
    >> just jumping to a conclusion.  I don't think we need to vote for
    >> that if we have internal rough consensus, although I'd be fine
    >> voting on that if we wish to do so.

    Kurt> I also feel that we should check that the policy change
    Kurt> process has been followed as documented or not.  So from
    Kurt> reading the policy bug, it seems some of the Policy Editors
    Kurt> think that there is a consensus but that Bill Allombert
    Kurt> doesn't agree that there is one.

    Kurt> The Policy Change Process does not document on how to handle
    Kurt> conflicts between the Policy Editors.

That's true, but  I proposed a way for the TC to resolve conflicts based
on our internal discussions of consensus and based on  my reading of the
policy process at

Yes, there's some interpretation on the part of the TC in doing that.
However, 1) I think that's always part of our job and 2) we have a lot
of constitutional room in how we approach policy it being one of our
primary mandates.

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