Re: Forming an Accessibility Steering Committee
- From: David Bolter <dtb gnome org>
- To: Aaron Leventhal <aaronlev moonset net>
- Cc: gnome-accessibility-list gnome org, Brian Cameron <Brian Cameron Sun COM>
- Subject: Re: Forming an Accessibility Steering Committee
- Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 11:29:55 -0500
Well put and I do not enjoy committees that are closed and/or don't seem
to be useful. That said, I don't think this committee need be closed.
Ideally I'd like to see someone like Will be given ownership of the big
picture thinking, or making sure the big picture thinking happens, and
to give some organization to the spectrum of activities. If we could get
a core bunch of people that he could tap for helping with that, or
sounding ideas with, perhaps that would work? I think where the
committee could really be useful is the long term roadmapping that Will
talks about in another email.
Fortunately the Mozilla Foundation has you and Frank for this kind of
thing and it works very well I must say :)
Aaron Leventhal wrote:
Okay, since so many people are interested, I have to play devil's
What is the advantage of having a steering committee vs. just using the
mailing list? If there's a committee then by its very nature it is more
closed, and some people are left out. There will always be someone
deserving that isn't included.
Open source processes like wikis, mailing list and bug data bases help
guard against accidental "closedness". This is a meritocracy -- the best
ideas come to the top regardless of who they came from.
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