Re: New policy is not consensual
Le 2011-10-17 05:33, Raphael Hertzog a écrit :
On Sat, 15 Oct 2011, Debian Wiki wrote:
The "ProjectNews/Guidelines" page has been changed by David Prévot:
The DPN don't relay “give me your money” initiative.<[🔎] 4E8E2AA9.email@example.com> <[🔎] firstname.lastname@example.org>
means that when writing about an ongoing discussion, both points of
views should be reported.
+ == Policy ==
+ The ProjectNews do not inform about fund raising initiative. Once a year, mentioning the possibility to sponsor Debian (e.g. via its DebConf event) is acceptable (but not mandatory).
I'm afraid there was no consensus in this decision.
While I'm not a very regular contributor to the DPN, I am a regular
contributor of the publicity team. Jeremiah is like me IIRC and Alexander
Reshetov is a regular contributor to the DPN. At least we feel part of the
This kind of imposed-upon decision is highly annoying/demotivating (at
least for me) in particular when I tried to get some middle-ground that
could be accepted by all and that David has just simply ignored. He also
ignored my request to wait until we have the feedback of Alexander
Reichle-Schmehl who is the main contributor to the DPN.
I wonder what's the proper way to escalate this ?
Finding consensus on any side is unlikely, but I agree that support for
a proposal should be clearly dominant before making that proposal policy.
So far, David proposed a policy which was seconded by Francesca.
Fernando seems to have given approval as well. However, Jeremiah and I
have explicitly objected, and Raphaël was against (and is now clearly
objecting). Apparently Alexander Reshetov would also be against.
While there is no decisional mechanism established for the DPN, I think
which side is dominant is not too clear, and waiting for opinions for a
week wouldn't have hurt considering the urgency level. So, I think
people should not consider this policy as set in stone and still give
their opinion if they have one.