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From Steve Lee <>
Subject Re: decision making (wsa Re: [discuss] remove of binfilter module)
Date Thu, 16 Jun 2011 10:42:22 GMT
On 15 June 2011 20:39, Sam Ruby <> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 3:23 PM, Ross Gardler <> wrote:
>> On reading that back I realise it's a horrible explanation, so I just
>> changed it to:
>> "Sometimes a member of the community will believe a specific action is the
>> correct one for the project but are not sure that there will be consensus.
>> In these circumstances they may not wish to proceed with the work without
>> giving the community an opportunity to feedback. In these circumstances they
>> can make the proposal and state Lazy Consensus is in operation."
> Meta observation: this change did not require board level approval, no
> vote was taken, and in fact as far as I know Ross didn't ask anybody's
> permission; he just saw something that needed to be fixed and did it.
> We have lots of checks and balances built in: notifications get sent
> out on the changes, the source itself is under version control, etc.

Meta comment - I notice Ross also posted to the list that he had done
so - 'if it didn't happen on the list. It didn't happen'. Thus I see
there's a chance to respond before the 'checks and balances' kick in.

Steve Lee

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