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== Examples ==
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''Note: This is not to take a position on whether or not any of these decisions were appropriate or inappropriate. Rather, the existence of these events demonstrates the need to document why and how such decisions were -- or should be -- made and/or appealed.''
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''Note: This is not to take a position on whether or not any of these decisions were appropriate or inappropriate. Rather, the existence of these events demonstrates the need to document why and how such decisions were -- or should be -- made and/or appealed.''
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* Labeling microformats schema discussions as [http://microformats.org/discuss/mail/microformats-discuss/2006-March/003551.html off-topic]
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* Labelling microformats schema discussions as [http://microformats.org/discuss/mail/microformats-discuss/2006-March/003551.html off-topic]
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* Andy Mabbet's [http://microformats.org/wiki/microformats-issues#Governance_Issues censure]
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* Mailing list user's [http://microformats.org/wiki/microformats-issues#Governance_Issues censure]
* Issue rejection [http://microformats.org/discuss/mail/microformats-discuss/2007-February/008864.html governance]
* Issue rejection [http://microformats.org/discuss/mail/microformats-discuss/2007-February/008864.html governance]
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* Negative, PoV and derogatory edit summary content such as "[http://microformats.org/wiki?title=hcard-authoring&diff=13621&oldid=12276#Add_To_Address_Book_Links smelled of excessive political correctness worrying]" and "[http://microformats.org/wiki?title=to-do&curid=1110&diff=13989&oldid=13988&rcid=23801 removed non-productive comment]"
== Proposal ==
== Proposal ==

Revision as of 20:12, 5 March 2007

Contents

Issue Summary 2007-02-28

Editor

Ernest Prabhakar

Contributors

Preamble

Over the last year, several people have expressed concern/frustration/confusion about how the Microformats wiki, mailing list, and community are governed.This page is here to discuss ideas for documenting, formalizing, and/or improving our collective governance.

Abstract

Governance has [www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/vs-sb/voluntarysector/glossary.html been defined] as "the traditions, institutions and processes that determine how power is exercised, how citizens are given a voice, and how decisions are made on issues of public concern." In the context of Microformats, it covers:

While not all of these need to be explicitly spelled out, a healthy community our size requires a broad shared understanding of these facts -- as well as acceptance of them as "legitimate."

Examples

Note: This is not to take a position on whether or not any of these decisions were appropriate or inappropriate. Rather, the existence of these events demonstrates the need to document why and how such decisions were -- or should be -- made and/or appealed.

Proposal

  1. Create a microformats-admin mailing list, for easily contacting all admins
  2. Create a microformats-meta mailing list, moderated by a non-Admin, to capture discussions that do not fit into current lists, plus act as a "court of appeals" for Admin decisions.
  3. Create and maintain a governance page that captures and describes

Resources

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