[uf-discuss] Governance proposal (WAS: issue rejection governance)

Dr. Ernie Prabhakar drernie at opendarwin.org
Mon Feb 26 16:08:09 PST 2007

Hi all,

On Feb 26, 2007, at 1:39 PM, James Craig wrote:
> I am not implying the uf group step to the deliberation level of  
> ISO or the W3C, but some issues should not be noted as REJECTED by  
> an individual, at least not without fair consideration and voting.  
> If this process exists, or if there is a process for rejection  
> APPEAL, it needs to be documented. If it does not exist, it needs  
> to be defined.

I agree. This issue has come up several times before, but never seems  
to have gotten traction.  So (as part of my Lenten penance :-) I've  
finally decided to take the bull by the horns and put together a  
proposal for addressing the various governance-related questions that  
have been raised:


This may not be a perfect solution, but I really feel we need to do  
*something*.  If nothing else, hopefully this wiki page will help  
capture our current "best thinking", as well as the pros and cons of  
various concrete proposals.

I've also started capturing the "known" governance facts at:


Hopefully someone can add links to any extant policies that we  
already have.

-- Ernie P.

P.S.  Apologies if this isn't the optimal format, but I haven't heard  
anyone suggest a more constructive approach, and this seems most in  
keeping with how we resolve other issues.

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