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From Stephen McConnell <>
Subject Re: [vote] Aaron Mulder as committer
Date Wed, 17 Sep 2003 00:32:20 GMT

Aaron Bannert wrote:

> On Tuesday, September 16, 2003, at 08:52  AM, Stephen McConnell wrote:
>> As soon  as you let a PMC make decisions behind closed doors - then 
>> your asking for trouble.  A PMC is there to handle either (a) dull, 
>> boring, mindless administrata, or (b) nasty stuff that you really 
>> don't want to know about.  Anything in between should be for the 
>> community to decide and if that causes some flack - so be it.
> Again, this is incorrect and very misleading.


Aaron - it's only my opinion.

While you may think it is wrong relative to you interpritation of the
roles and responsibilities of a PMC, the comments are not incorrect -
they are simply an opinion.

As to misleading - that comes down to your objective.  If your objective
is community engineering within an open source project then yes, my
observations would clearly be misleading as thay imply problems related
to a club mentality which would naturally be counter-productive.  On the
otherhand, if your aiming for a structure within which decisions are
transparent and function is oriented to facilitating[1] and
representing[2] a community[3] - then perhaps you could consider the
same observations as engaging, embrassing, even ... enabling[4].

Cheers, Steve.



Stephen J. McConnell

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