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Re: draft alternative proposal: fix problem at the root

Clint Adams <clint@debian.org> writes:

> On Tue, Dec 02, 2014 at 10:50:30PM -0500, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> > Disbanding the TC would likely do more harm than good.  There would be
> > no way to conclude a disagreement.
> I believe that there is evidence prior to 1999 that neither of
> these sentences is accurate.

Debian was *much* smaller then; with a smaller group it's easier to
reach consensus. Also, I think there was more of a "I'll do what I
like, to heck with the rest of you" approach, whereas now we try much
harder to build a technically coherent distribution.

I think the TC is a useful last resort where other ways of resolving
technical disagreements have failed. Perhaps we should consider having
a non-binding mediation group for developers to go to before invoking
the TC? It could help developers to resolve problems on their own
before the TC need be involved. Although that runs the risk of just
prolonging things even further...



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