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Re: Available slots

From: Micah Cowan
Subject: Re: Available slots
Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2009 23:30:30 -0700
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Kirill Kononenko wrote:
>>> Note though that this scoring down/unassigning *has* to be done by the
>>> organisation who gives the student up. The student can't make the
>>> selection himself. The student can be included in the discussion, but
>>> ultimately the yielding organisation has to make sure he is no longer
>>> among the top-ranked proposals, or the conflict won't be resolved. The
>>> duplicate resolution meeting is the very latest occasion to do this --
>>> but if the situation is clear beforehand, it should be done earlier.
>> The above rather sounds like it is up to us to decide whether to keep
>> the student - whether or not he has indicated preference for another
>> project. It is true that the action to take in reducing the ranking is
>> ours, and not the students: however, it has been made quite clear that
>> the student _must_ (not "should") be consulted, and that if they make a
>> choice we are expected to comply. If, as Klaus had indicated (off-list),
>> and also NetBSD has indicated on the mentors list, Matthias-Chris has
>> opted for NetBSD, it is inappropriate for us to keep him in our top
>> rankings. We need to hear _now_ if the situation is other than as it has
>> been represented to be, otherwise he should be immediately ranked below
>> the top eight.
> I am sorry but not everyone lives in the American timing zone. So to
> "hear _now_ is too strong."

It cannot possibly be too strong. Now means "now". As in, the absolute,
final resolution meeting takes place in (at this point) a matter of hours.

> I think the only reason I see to reject
> Matthias-Christian is:

Matthias-Christian was not rejected, he explicitly chose to go another
direction, as I've said more than once already. There really should not
be further discussion past that: as I pointed out before, the person to
take it up with is _him_. Until the situation changes (and I submit that
it's too late at this point to be trying to change this), we _must_
remove him from our slots (and this has in fact been done).

Micah J. Cowan
Programmer, musician, typesetting enthusiast, gamer.
Maintainer of GNU Wget and GNU Teseq

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