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Re: Package Maintainers Flags policy

On 20.05.2009, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> I really don't know what the best solution for those issues would be. Better
> communication of platforms, goals etc.? Forming factions/parties so we
> could vote e.g. for KDE SIG? Direct democracy as practiced in Debian? (But
> I'm not sure any of those really works, Debian's votes have often been
> total chaos, parties probably don't work for such small committees where
> there would be just 1 or 2 members of each party, most likely voting for
> their own position rather than the official party line more often than not,
> better communication probably doesn't solve the whole problem.)

I usually try to stay away from threads like this. With that excuse: I
really hope this does not increase bureaucracy. There are hardly any
examples where a bureaucratic/democractic governance model would have had
any real positive impact on open source projects, quite the contrary. When
policies start to matter more than technical questions, you are already

Personally, I would rather give FESCo more power. Perhaps this could at
least end the shouting contest that Fedora developer mailing list has

Two cents from a Fedora user,


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