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[bug#62246] [PATCH] doc: Add a reference to a page explaining consensus
[bug#62246] [PATCH] doc: Add a reference to a page explaining consensus decision making.
Tue, 11 Apr 2023 11:58:54 -0400
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.2 (gnu/linux)
"pelzflorian (Florian Pelz)" <email@example.com> writes:
> Hi Maxim and all.
> Maxim added to doc/contributing.texi:
>> It is expected from all contributors, and even more so from
>> committers, to collaborate in a consensus decision making
>> fashion. To learn what consensus decision making means and
>> understand its finer details, you are encouraged to read
> Only now, that it is already pushed, have I taken the time to read
> (or, at some point, skim) the link.
> I just want to acclaim:
> * I agree with the addition of this kind of writing.
> * Seeds for Change is more politically left than I first expected, and
> the consensus sub-page uses not only examples that chime well with
> free software and Outreachy, but also one-sided views on issues like
> housing. Perhaps such examples will prompt dissent in the future.
> It would have been an option (a worse option) to add consensus
> decision making to the manual without linking to such an extensive
> Nonetheless, the way it is written, the manual asks for agreement
> with consensus decision making, not with Seeds for Change or the
> examples on the consensus page. I still agree with making people
> learn from the link.
> * It is good that, when there is little feedback, you have pushed it.
> Seeds for Change say: take “sufficient time”, but IMHO you did and
> more time would not have helped. Also you had already taken steps
> like writing to guix-devel and generally applied the Seeds’
Glad you found it pertinent. I had read the whole thing for the first
time, and found it had useful tricks or suggestions, and was good at
clearing any misunderstandings I had about consensus decision making.
I hope others find it useful too!