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From Brian Behlendorf <br...@collab.net>
Subject Re: Comments on committer process
Date Wed, 10 Sep 2003 19:40:56 GMT

OK, so who's going to look through every revision to make sure that
everyone correctly added their vote, and didn't accidentally remove
someone else's vote?

	Brian

On Thu, 11 Sep 2003, Jason Dillon wrote:
> True wiki is volatile, but there are revision diffs for that.
>
> --jason
>
>
> On Thursday, September 11, 2003, at 01:49  AM, Berin Loritsch wrote:
>
> > Noel J. Bergman wrote:
> >
> >>> Was thinking of using the wiki as a place for votes in general...
> >>> easier to manage IMO.
> >> NO!
> >> Now for the explanation.  :-)  I am a big fan of Wiki, but it does not
> >> replace the mailing list.  The mailing list should be used for
> >> discussion,
> >> and MUST be used for voting.  The mailing lists are archived and
> >> provide an
> >> paper trail.  They are a record of the project.
> >
> > not to mention the volatility of the wiki.  ANYONE can change it
> > however they
> > like.
> >
> > It is ok for capturing a _snapshot_ of an ongoing conversation (i.e.
> > the
> > latest and greatest design of a system).  Things like that tend to get
> > a
> > bit muddled on the mailing list over time, so a WIKI with the latest
> > and
> > greatest status helps out a heap.
> >
> > For votes and such, the wiki is the wrong tool for the job.
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> > "They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
> > safety
> >  deserve neither liberty nor safety."
> >                 - Benjamin Franklin
> >
>

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