Re: release issues

Another vital function is to act as the appeals body if people dispute
that consensus has been reached (or, in the exceptional case, if it
proves impossible to reach consensus, and one technical/process issue
must be selected from a set of possibilities to break deadlock so that
things can again move forward).

The last of these, if it is truly a well functional organization, is very 
rare: even in the much larger situation of the IETF with large economic 
consequences, appeals are infrequent.
			- Jim

> Sender:
> From: George <>
> Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2000 16:35:28 -0700
> To:
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: release issues
> -----
> On Fri, Jul 14, 2000 at 05:17:32PM -0500,
> wrote:
> > >Yes it is their job, but they don't actually have "the power" in
> > >reality.  Even if you put it in the bylaws, they do not have the
> > >power in practice.  The written powers of the foundation should
> > >reflect reality.
> >
> > What, exactly, then, is the point in having the Foundation at all?
> To handle corporate relations/cooperation, to handle funds and be an official
> spokesperson for the project.  Nobody is doing that now and that limits where
> the project can go.
> In addition it should serve as the technical lead using the power that the
> steering committee has now.  It is to serve as a forum to make those boring
> decisions and to build consensus.  It's easier to figure these things out for
> a board then for it to just crystalize on gnome-hackers.  And this is the
> reason for the steering committee.
> George
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> George <>
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>                        -- Ashleigh Brilliant
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Jim Gettys
Technology and Corporate Development
Compaq Computer Corporation

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