Sandro Tosi dijo [Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 08:47:22PM -0500]: > the ability to talk privately with the committee is something CTTE has > allowed for a long time; it's a two-sided coin: it can prevent heated > exchanges, but it can also leave a sour taste in the petitioner's > mouth. > > While i would tend to agree that it's slightly unfair, i've never been > on the other side to judge it fully. While we discussed the 2016/002¹ and 2016/004² GRs, about the declassification of debian/private, we discussed the argument that any group of people (and, certainly, any group of Debian developers) could set up a private communication channel. ¹ https://www.debian.org/vote/2016/vote_002 ² https://www.debian.org/vote/2016/vote_004 We do, yes, maintain some private communication while working officially as the Technical Committee - and it's a known fact. We try to maintain as little as possible contact with maintainers that are part of a dispute... But sometimes, it's the only way to move forward. We have to acknowledge not all DDs have the same personal skills. Disputes are draining for everybody, but some people might find it even harder. Engaging directly with a person with whom you already have a story of tension is something mnay people will do their best to avoid. So, yes, sometimes we will use private communications, and try to serve as a channel between the parts through which the essence of the communication, without the thorns and the pain, can better flow. Of course, there is a committment that we will share the fact this communication took place, and we will communicate the contents to the community at large.
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