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From Benson Margulies <>
Subject Re: Veto! Veto?
Date Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:53:42 GMT
On Tue, Mar 24, 2015 at 10:47 AM, Rich Bowen <> wrote:
> On 03/24/2015 06:43 AM, Pierre Smits wrote:
>> Shouldn't the sentence 'Any veto must be accompanied by reasoning and be
>> prepared to defend it. Other members can attempt to encourage them to
>> change.' then be removed
>> from
> That sentence, and that sentiment, is incredibly important. Thinking that a
> veto is final, written in stone, and never to be revisited, is kind of
> damaging to conversation.

The 'commit veto' process is, I think, a different matter altogether
from a discussion about a new person or about a new website. The idea
of the code veto is 'This code is so wrong that it has to leave the
repo _right now_.' One casts such a veto immediately upon observing
the commit, and then the required reasoning starts the community
process as to whether it stays out of the repo.

If decisions about people are consensus decisions, subject to
blocking, then the 'veto' comes at the _end_, _after_ the discussion
in which people air their objections. So, I claim, this sentence isn't
entirely apropos to the subject of this thread.

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