Re: A proposal to revive the Policy document
>>"Martin" == Martin Schulze <joey@kuolema.Infodrom.North.DE> writes:
Martin> a) A weekly status has to be posted to debian-policy.
Hmm, I guess the weekly report I proposed posted to
debian-devel can also be sent to debian-policy. Done.
Martin> b) A set of web pages covering recent topics has to be set
Martin> up and maintained. This could be master/~srivasta/ since
Martin> it's not "that" official but could also be somewhere on
Martin> the main server. [or use a different user name]
Hmm. I think this should also be under CVS; so that anyone on
the team can modify the CVS page; then a simple cron script can
export it out of CVS and onto the Web Page. I'll Add this in.
Martin> c) We are able to do votings, we are, right? In cases where
Martin> the discussion doesn't want to end it could be a good idea
Martin> to let people vote. a 2/3 majority could win. If this doesn't
Martin> lead into a solution, stall this topic for at least 3 months.
Martin> After that period one can bring it up again and re-start the
Since the prior method was trying to achive consensus, I would
prefer a 3/4 majority; if more than a quarter of the developers
voting remain unconvinced, then the policy should not be amended. Of
course, the voting is only done on subjective/non-technical issues,
right? Settling technical issues by a popular vote is a bad idea.
Martin> d) Including the technical commitee for technical questions is
Martin> a good thing. The only problem is that this ctte needs to
Martin> be working already before policy editors could need them.
True. But I really do anticipate the constitution being passed
as soon as we get a move on it; so my proposal shall talk about the
committee, with the understanding that that section is only valid
when there is indeed a committee to resolve issues.
Martin> e) I believe it's far better to consider this team as 'editor'
Martin> and not 'Master of Policy'. It therefore should be no problem
Martin> in general if one proposal get's policy and Manoj would be strictly
Martin> against it.
Actually, even editor implies too much control, I prefer the
term maintainer, since policy is actually decided "upstream", by the
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