Re: default theme consensus


On Wed, 2004-08-18 at 05:59, Elijah Newren wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Aug 2004, Ryan McDougall wrote:
> > > Well, what's the deadline for making the decision? We can see how long
> > > we have for dawdling that way. -Link
> >
> > If you'll recall, the first thing I said was that *someone* had to step
> > up and make the call. Seems no one is...
> Yeah, I'm guessing the reason that no one does so is that it no one has
> been given the authority to make such a call and no one wants to
> overstep their bounds.  Personally, I think not having an authority to
> turn to (a "maintainer"), sucks.  Can't we appoint someone or some group
> (the release team?) and allow them to make calls like this in the future
> (of course, after after attempting to obtain consensus)?  Otherwise, we
> just have endless threads restarted multiple times trying to get things to
> move but never making progress and leaving some people (e.g. the
> documentation team) in a bind and with less time when (if?) the decision
> ever gets made.

	There's no reason we shouldn't be able to make decisions like this
quickly and based on rough consensus. We need to get better at that.
Wishing that the release-team would make these types of calls is just
going to make us worse at doing this.


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