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Re: [opensuse-project] Decision making for the distribution
  • From: Michael Loeffler <michl@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 4 Aug 2009 16:48:33 +0200
  • Message-id: <200908041648.33690.michl@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 04 August 2009 15:43:46 Andreas Jaeger wrote:
On Tuesday 04 August 2009 15:32:39 Henne Vogelsang wrote:

on 08/04/2009 02:50 PM Andreas Jaeger wrote:
On Tuesday 04 August 2009 14:47:53 Henne Vogelsang wrote:
on 08/04/2009 02:40 PM Lars Marowsky-Bree wrote:
On 2009-08-04T14:36:48, Henne Vogelsang <hvogel@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
My take on this is: openSUSE in general uses the technically best
solution - and this contains both features and stability - and
where that's not feasible, the most popular solution is used.

If you want to make this decision making process based on objective
criteria you have to tell us how you want to measure all this.
Stating this is only 2% of the work :)

Voting, aka "wisdom of the crowds" aka decision markets?

For the popularity criteria voting is okay. You just have to figure
out who is eligible for a vote and how to vote and stuff but voting
for stability or features sounds wrong to me...

Now I'm confused. I never mentioned voting for stability. And voting
for features is done in openFATE right now - and either I understand
you that you want the voting removed (and then see lots of +1 in the
comments ;-( ) or - and that's the purpose of my write up: What does
voting for features mean? How to interpret it?

Okay lets start from the beginning. What are you talking about here? I
understood that you are talking about the decision making process for
the distribution. Given your subject and your explanation in your mail.
Maybe i misunderstood. Whats this mail about then? :)

My mail was meant to start a discussion on how we make decisions about
features in the openSUSE distribution and how openFATE voting will help.
We have to clarify what voting means - and can do.
For openFATE the voting is a strong tool to speak up but we shouldn't base a
decsion just on a vote. There are more things to involve, eg. survey results,
mainainers opinion, quality aspects etc.)



Michael Löffler, Product Management
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH - Nürnberg - AG Nürnberg - HRB 16746 - GF: Markus Rex

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