some opinions on Voting:
- There is a class distinction in the voting system between Contributor and Committer, somewhat like that between permanent and non-permanent members on the UN Security Council; however there's at least one niggle: "Committers votes are binding" alongside " A +1 vote regarding product code can only be made binding if the voter has tested the action on their own equipment." seems to imply that committers may only vote if they have tested the action, whilst contributer non-committers may vote without doing so - this seems restrictive. Perhaps the intention is to allow committer votes to each have a binding or non-binding checkbox in addition to score.
- The use of +0 and -0 in
+1 "Yes," "Agree," +0 "Abstain," "No opinion." -0 "Abstain," "Unsure." -1 "No," "Disagree."
seems a poor choice - the values are confusingly different from the meanings of +0 and -0 used in the action item voting process and do not map in any natural way to the number line. 0(NoOpinion) and 0(Unsure) votes here might be better.
Fang 22:31, 23 October 2005 (PDT)
linux patch signoff process
came across this browsing - Linux kernel has recently started doing more elaborate kernel patch signoffs -- interesting to look at their procedure (which is intended, I think, to protect against the same kind of stuff that the globus wants to be protected against?)
Fang 20:04, 26 October 2005 (PDT)