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32 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">GLEP:</th><td class="field-body">7</td>
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34 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">New ombudsman position</td>
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36 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Version:</th><td class="field-body">1.3</td>
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38 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Last-Modified:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0007.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">2003/07/28 18:54:42</a></td>
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40 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Author:</th><td class="field-body">Grant Goodyear &lt;g2boojum&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;</td>
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42 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Status:</th><td class="field-body">Accepted</td>
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48 <tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">6-Jul-2003, 28-Jul-2003</td>
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56 <p class="topic-title"><a name="contents">Contents</a></p>
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58 <li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id3" name="id3">Abstract</a></li>
59 <li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id4" name="id4">Motivation</a></li>
60 <li><a class="reference" href="#specification" id="id5" name="id5">Specification</a></li>
61 <li><a class="reference" href="#rationale" id="id6" name="id6">Rationale</a></li>
62 <li><a class="reference" href="#backwards-compatibility" id="id7" name="id7">Backwards Compatibility</a></li>
63 <li><a class="reference" href="#references" id="id8" name="id8">References</a></li>
64 <li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id9" name="id9">Copyright</a></li>
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67 <div class="section" id="abstract">
68 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id3" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1>
69 <p>This GLEP proposes that we extend the current proposed management
70 structure by adding a position of Ombudsman that would fall under
71 devrel, qa, and pr. An ombudsman is one who has been assigned to
72 <em>impartially</em> investigate complaints and settle disputes.</p>
73 </div>
74 <div class="section" id="motivation">
75 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id4" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1>
76 <p>Given the impressive numbers of both Gentoo developers and users, it is
77 inevitable that there will be occasional clashes between developers and
78 managers, developers and developers, and developers and users. Right
79 now there is no mechanism to prevent such disputes from escalating out
80 of control.</p>
81 </div>
82 <div class="section" id="specification">
83 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5" name="specification">Specification</a></h1>
84 <p>One developer (and one backup) will be appointed as ombudsmen. This
85 positions should be far from a full-time job. It would appear as part
86 of the devrel, qa, and pr projects (inasmuch as qa and pr both involve
87 developer-user relations). Infrastructure requirements are an
88 ombudsman.gentoo.org web page and a <a class="reference" href="mailto:ombudsman&#64;gentoo.org">ombudsman&#64;gentoo.org</a> e-mail
89 alias.</p>
90 </div>
91 <div class="section" id="rationale">
92 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" name="rationale">Rationale</a></h1>
93 <p>One traditional method (circa early 1800s in Sweden, apparently <a class="footnote-reference" href="#rit" id="id1" name="id1">[1]</a>)
94 for managing disputes is to have an impartial individual whose job it
95 is to investigate complaints and mediate settlements. A quick search
96 on Google <a class="footnote-reference" href="#google" id="id2" name="id2">[2]</a> reveals numerous government agencies, universities,
97 and industries that employ official ombudsmen. The key requirement for
98 an ombudsman to be effective is support from management and trust from
99 users and developers -- the ombudsmen must be considered by all to be
100 reasonably impartial.</p>
101 </div>
102 <div class="section" id="backwards-compatibility">
103 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id7" name="backwards-compatibility">Backwards Compatibility</a></h1>
104 <p>No conflicts.</p>
105 </div>
106 <div class="section" id="references">
107 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id8" name="references">References</a></h1>
108 <table class="footnote" frame="void" id="rit" rules="none">
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111 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id1" name="rit">[1]</a></td><td><a class="reference" href="http://www.rit.edu/~022www/defhis.shtml">http://www.rit.edu/~022www/defhis.shtml</a></td></tr>
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117 <tr><td class="label"><a class="fn-backref" href="#id2" name="google">[2]</a></td><td><a class="reference" href="http://www.google.com">http://www.google.com</a></td></tr>
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121 <div class="section" id="copyright">
122 <h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id9" name="copyright">Copyright</a></h1>
123 <p>This document has been placed in the public domain.</p>
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