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From Jason Dillon <ja...@coredevelopers.net>
Subject Re: Comments on committer process
Date Wed, 10 Sep 2003 20:08:41 GMT
Um, I don't know... just an example of how it might work... defs not 
perfect ;-)

--jason


On Thursday, September 11, 2003, at 02:40  AM, Brian Behlendorf wrote:

>
> 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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