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From Noah Slater <nsla...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Transactional _bulk_docs
Date Thu, 05 Feb 2009 13:52:36 GMT
On Thu, Feb 05, 2009 at 06:14:26AM -0500, Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> What got me engaged on this wasn't the decision itself (only because it
> was a secret decision), but -like Ted - the mode of operation.  It
> seemed that a very dedicated, engaged and interested community member
> had to privately petition the PMC for redress on a technical decision
> that none of us had any awareness of, nor a chance to review.  And IMO,
> from a guy that probably should be a committer and PMC member to boot!

I think we dropped the ball with this one.

I certainly don't remember being involved in this discussion, though I'm sure
someone has logs to prove otherwise. This in itself should be indicative of a
larger problem here.

I think it was fine that this was discussed on IRC, but the moment it came to
the point of needing to do anything about it, or make any decisions based upon
it, it should have been written up as a formal proposal and sent to the public
mailing list for discussion. I hope that the community reaction to this event
will be enough to remind us all to do this in the future.

> (By the way - from my count, not all PMC members are even on the PMC's
> private@ list, so I have *no clue* where project private discussion -
> like new committer candidates - are even discussed....)

Can you email the persons not on the private list as a reminder to join?

-- 
Noah Slater, http://tumbolia.org/nslater

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