[Spi-private] Publically viewable resolutions and increasing the visibility of board activity

Josh Berkus josh at postgresql.org
Tue Jan 2 22:03:17 UTC 2007


I'm in favor of this proposal in general, but would like to make sure the 
language is absent potential minefields.   In particular:

a) we need to preserve the board's ability to make "emergency" votes for 
things involving external deadlines (like taxes and conferences) when they 
can't be avoided.  This is sometimes done by requiring two votes, one to 
authorize the emergency vote and one to vote on it.  Consider that we've 
already proven that under NY law e-mail votes are impossible, so emergency 
measures can't be taken outside of meetings.

b) I want to make it clear that this does not necessarily mean that the 
*first* draft of new resolutions needs to go to -private or -general.  I 
know it's really helpful to me to have the board correct potential poor 
choices of language before something goes to general discussion, so I'll 
be planning on submitting second or third drafts to the larger lists.

--Josh Berkus

Josh Berkus
PostgreSQL Project Core Team

(all opinions expressed are my own; I do not speak
 for the Project unless specifically noted.)

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