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Re: New policy is not consensual



Le 2011-10-17 05:33, Raphael Hertzog a écrit :
Hello,

On Sat, 15 Oct 2011, Debian Wiki wrote:
The "ProjectNews/Guidelines" page has been changed by David Prévot:
http://wiki.debian.org/ProjectNews/Guidelines?action=diff&rev1=12&rev2=13

Comment:
The DPN don't relay “give me your money” initiative.<4E8E2AA9.6000605@debian.org>  <j78a9o$f0n$1@dough.gmane.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
team.

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.


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