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Re: Status requests for GFDL talks

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On Wed, Apr 28, 2004 at 09:46:16PM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> Well, you can ask our representatives if it becomes necessary (e.g.
> before important decisions that touch the subject of the negoations).

It apparently is necessary, given how long the parent thread has drawn

> I think that this is completely sufficient.  I'm willing to wait while
> Mako still sees the potential for changes.  We should trust him in
> this matter, as he's our representative.

You may be willing to wait, but that doesn't mean it's the right thing
to do.  Trust is tied closely to communication and transparency of
action.  In this case, how can one build a case for trust when there is
little evidence to base it on.  The committee members are in an NDA, a
private conversation.  With little or no communication with the
developers-at-large, how do you propose to quell the agitation that is
felt when there is no "apparent" or visible progress.

The relatively small amount of communication we ask of "our
representatives" should be seen as Best Common Practice under any
circumstances.  If you're Doing Something(tm), let us know about it.

Chad Walstrom <chewie@wookimus.net>           http://www.wookimus.net/
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