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Bug#741573: #741573: Menu Policy and Consensus

On Aug 28 2015, Sam Hartman <hartmans@debian.org> wrote:
>>>>>> "Nikolaus" == Nikolaus Rath <Nikolaus@rath.org> writes:
>     Nikolaus> On Aug 28 2015, Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk> wrote:
>     Nikolaus> [ things about the menu system ]
>     Nikolaus> This really has become a farce. This issue been open for
>     Nikolaus> more than a year. Sam rephrased the entire issue earlier
>     Nikolaus> this year in terms of consensus and has just finished his
>     Nikolaus> analysis. And now it seems the discussion is restarting
>     Nikolaus> again from the point where it started last year.
> My understanding is that we're going to make a minor revision to option
> D and vote.  Steve and Don wanted to see option D on the ballot, and
> Keith is incorporating some of my feedback.
> I don't think this discussion is what is blocking progress; I think
> we're just waiting on Keith at this point, and some other TC members
> including myself have agreed to help out if he gets busy.

Maybe discussion was the wrong word. What I mean is that for more than
one year, any vote on this bug was prevented by the TC waiting for any
one of its members to catch up on the discussion, articulate his
concerns, write down a counter-proposal or refine their own
proposal. What I'm saying is that here the perfect is the enemy of the
good. You could have held a vote with three options (conses achieved +
override Bill, consenus not achieved + agree with Bill, further
discussion) within days of receiving this bug, and most likely would
have been able to resolve it. 


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