Re: A question to candidates


2007/11/23, Vincent Untz <vuntz gnome org>:
> Le vendredi 23 novembre 2007, à 14:42 +0100, Murray Cumming a écrit :
> > On Fri, 2007-11-23 at 01:18 +0100, Vincent Untz wrote:
> > [snip]
> > > Taking too much time to decide: it sometimes happen that we wait for a
> > > meeting or for another event to take a decision, while the decision is
> > > pretty trivial. It might be related to my first item, since pinging
> > > people so they say +1/-1 could be enough.
> > [snip]
> >
> > This is generally caused by the habit of only making decisions in
> > meetings, instead of making decisions on the mailing list. And a
> > tendency to think that all decisions must be unanimous.
> >
> > It works like this. Something is discussed. It becomes an unstructured
> > debate and the meeting runs out of time. Someone says "Well, let's make
> > a decision at the next meeting". But everyone knows that nothing will be
> > done in the meantime to make that more likely, and half the meetings are
> > postponed (or don't have the relevant people attending).
> As Jeff mentioned, this year, we had quite a lot of decisions on the
> mailing list. But while it could have been done in 1-2 days, it
> sometimes take one week. This is what we can improve.

Thanks Vincent and Jeff for clarifying this (saved me the time to
write an explanation). That's exactly what I meant. :-)


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