Flock proposals now open for community voting

Przemek Klosowski przemek.klosowski at nist.gov
Tue Jun 4 14:16:22 UTC 2013

On 06/04/2013 10:02 AM, Tom Callaway wrote:
> On 06/04/2013 09:55 AM, Lennart Poettering wrote:
>> What's even weirder is that some folks are explicitly mentioned (such as
>> Jon Masters) in the descriptions, so the playing field isn't actually
>> that levelled after all?
> Only people who refer to themselves by name in their own abstracts (or
> describe themselves in such a way that it is obvious who they are) ended
> up like this. We honestly didn't think that was going to happen.
> This was an experiment. If it doesn't work, we don't have to do it again.

In general, it's not surprising that the author often could be divined 
from the abstract---after all, they are going to talk about their own 
project (e.g. Lennart on systemd, Ajax on X driver infrastructure, Dan 
Walsh on SELinux, etc). There just doesn't seem to be a way to avoid 
that, and besides, past reputation does predict future performance. It's 
for the editorial board to implement a diversity policy by inviting the 
young'uns, if they wish so.

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