Proposal to Amend "Towards making some decisions"

Ernst Johannes at
Tue Nov 22 10:56:30 PST 2005

Thanks, Ben, this is a useful addition and helps us to be as  
inclusive as we can without paralyzing ourselves or giving up the  
white board ;-)

On Nov 22, 2005, at 9:26, Benjamin Yu wrote:

> I had a brief email exchange with Johannes about his proposal. He  
> suggested
> that I submit my proposed amendment to the entire list:
> 1. Let draft proposals be submitted for consideration. (Part of  
> original
> email).
> 2. Let individuals in the community provide feedback on the submitted
> proposals, by a given date. (The Amendment)
> 3. Then finally go through the face-to-face meeting,
> which will result in a decision. (Part of original email).
> I am proposing to add step 2. I think it would provide a pro/cons  
> list for
> consideration (and discussion) during the face-to-face meeting, and  
> would also
> provide a gauge of what the community feels about the draft proposals.
> This would be an opportunity for those not in attendance to be  
> heard, while
> avoiding any problems (overhead) in establishing a bureaucratic voting
> mechanism.
> The time period for feedback on the drafts would be the Monday to  
> the day of
> the meeting (Thursday dec 1, if I am not mistaken).
> -Ben
> Blog:
> Homepage:

Johannes Ernst
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