Board efforts: scope, concept, and permission?

Adam Miller maxamillion at
Tue Feb 2 17:02:48 UTC 2010

On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 10:41 AM, Jesse Keating <jkeating at> wrote:
> In my mind this comes into play where the interests of one sig and
> another conflict as to how a package or configuration should perform.
> When there are more than one group trying to modify the behavior of a
> package, or asking the maintainer to change it in some way, and these
> modifications conflict with eachother, how is the maintainer to decide?
> How is FESCo to decide if it is brought to them for moderation?  How is
> the board to decide if it gets escalated up to that level?
> When viewing these discussions what strikes me is that none of it really
> applies until you have conflict.  Without conflict there is no reason to
> worry, but when there is conflict, some general help in deciding who
> gets the change and who doesn't is welcome.

I will agree with that, I can see an application space for certain
decisions when presented with conflict, but how often does this happen
and how is it currently, as well as how has it been in the past,
handled and resolved?


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