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33<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">An &quot;old-school&quot; metastructure proposal with &quot;boot for being a slacker&quot;</td> 29<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Title:</th><td class="field-body">An &quot;old-school&quot; metastructure proposal with &quot;boot for being a slacker&quot;</td>
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37<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/xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0039.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">2005/09/01 16:31:57</a></td> 33<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-0039.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">2007/10/12 13:01:36</a></td>
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39<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Author:</th><td class="field-body">Grant Goodyear &lt;g2boojum&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;, 35<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Author:</th><td class="field-body">Grant Goodyear &lt;g2boojum&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;,
40Ciaran McCreesh &lt;ciaranm&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;,</td> 36Ciaran McCreesh &lt;ciaranm&#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> 38<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">01-Sep-2005</td> 44<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">01-Sep-2005</td>
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50<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">01-Sep-2005</td> 46<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">01-Sep-2005, 09-Feb-2006, 12-Oct-2007, 19-Jan-2008</td>
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48<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Replaces:</th><td class="field-body"><a class="reference" href="http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/glepglep-0001.html">1</a></td>
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54<hr /> 52<hr />
55<div class="contents topic" id="contents"> 53<div class="contents topic">
56<p class="topic-title first"><a name="contents">Contents</a></p> 54<p class="topic-title first"><a id="contents" name="contents">Contents</a></p>
57<ul class="simple"> 55<ul class="simple">
56<li><a class="reference" href="#status" id="id2" name="id2">Status</a></li>
58<li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id2" name="id2">Abstract</a></li> 57<li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id3" name="id3">Abstract</a></li>
59<li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id3" name="id3">Motivation</a></li> 58<li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id4" name="id4">Motivation</a></li>
60<li><a class="reference" href="#specification" id="id4" name="id4">Specification</a></li> 59<li><a class="reference" href="#specification" id="id5" name="id5">Specification</a></li>
61<li><a class="reference" href="#rationale" id="id5" name="id5">Rationale</a></li> 60<li><a class="reference" href="#rationale" id="id6" name="id6">Rationale</a></li>
62<li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id6" name="id6">Copyright</a></li> 61<li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id7" name="id7">Copyright</a></li>
63</ul> 62</ul>
64</div> 63</div>
65<div class="section" id="abstract"> 64<div class="section">
65<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id2" id="status" name="status">Status</a></h1>
66<p>Implemented. GLEP amended on 09 Feb 2006 to add the final bullet point to
67list B in <a class="reference" href="#specification">Specification</a>.</p>
68</div>
69<div class="section">
66<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id2" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1> 70<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id3" id="abstract" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1>
67<p>GLEP 4 is replaced with a new &quot;metastructure&quot; that retains established 71<p>GLEP 4 is replaced with a new &quot;metastructure&quot; that retains established
68projects (and makes new projects easier to create), but adds a new &quot;Gentoo 72projects (and makes new projects easier to create), but adds a new &quot;Gentoo
69Council&quot; to handle global (cross-project) issues.</p> 73Council&quot; to handle global (cross-project) issues.</p>
70</div> 74</div>
71<div class="section" id="motivation"> 75<div class="section">
72<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id3" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1> 76<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id4" id="motivation" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1>
73<p>The Fosdem and subsequent reform proposals shepherded by Koon are thorough, 77<p>The Fosdem and subsequent reform proposals shepherded by Koon are thorough,
74extremely detailed, and somewhat complicated. They have a lot of good ideas. 78extremely detailed, and somewhat complicated. They have a lot of good ideas.
75For many who have been with Gentoo a long time, though, there's just something 79For many who have been with Gentoo a long time, though, there's just something
76about them that they don't really like. More than a few Gentoo devs are 80about them that they don't really like. More than a few Gentoo devs are
77almost entirely uninterested in metastructure as long as it doesn't get in 81almost entirely uninterested in metastructure as long as it doesn't get in
122obvious TLP belong to the &quot;base&quot; TLP by default).</li> 126obvious TLP belong to the &quot;base&quot; TLP by default).</li>
123<li>There is nothing at all to ensure that project leads actually do 127<li>There is nothing at all to ensure that project leads actually do
124represent the devs they supposedly lead or satisfy their 128represent the devs they supposedly lead or satisfy their
125responsibilities. Indeed, should a TLP manager go AWOL it is not at 129responsibilities. Indeed, should a TLP manager go AWOL it is not at
126all obvious how the situation should be resolved.</li> 130all obvious how the situation should be resolved.</li>
127<li>Nothing is being decided at global scope right now. Some TLP strategic 131<li>Nothing is being decided at global scope right now. Some TLP strategic
128managers rarely attend the managers' meetings, and the managers as a 132managers rarely attend the managers' meetings, and the managers as a
129whole certainly are not providing any sort of global vision for 133whole certainly are not providing any sort of global vision for
130Gentoo right now.</li> 134Gentoo right now.</li>
131<li>Even if the strategic TLP managers were making global decisions for 135<li>Even if the strategic TLP managers were making global decisions for
132Gentoo, the TLP structure is such that almost all devs fall under 136Gentoo, the TLP structure is such that almost all devs fall under
142or devs that have gone inactive.</li> 146or devs that have gone inactive.</li>
143<li>Bugs that cut across projects often remain unresolved.</li> 147<li>Bugs that cut across projects often remain unresolved.</li>
144<li>GLEPs often linger in an undetermined state.</li> 148<li>GLEPs often linger in an undetermined state.</li>
145</ol> 149</ol>
146</div> 150</div>
147<div class="section" id="specification"> 151<div class="section">
148<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id4" name="specification">Specification</a></h1> 152<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5" id="specification" name="specification">Specification</a></h1>
149<ol class="upperalpha"> 153<ol class="upperalpha">
150<li><p class="first">A project is a group of developers working towards a goal (or a set 154<li><p class="first">A project is a group of developers working towards a goal (or a set
151of goals).</p> 155of goals).</p>
152<blockquote> 156<blockquote>
153<ul class="simple"> 157<ul class="simple">
165<li>Not everything (or everyone) needs a project.</li> 169<li>Not everything (or everyone) needs a project.</li>
166<li>Projects need not be long-term.</li> 170<li>Projects need not be long-term.</li>
167<li>Projects may well conflict with other projects. That's okay.</li> 171<li>Projects may well conflict with other projects. That's okay.</li>
168<li>Any dev may create a new project just by creating a new page 172<li>Any dev may create a new project just by creating a new page
169(or, more realistically, directory and page) in 173(or, more realistically, directory and page) in
170<tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">gentoo/xml/htdocs/proj/en</span></tt>.</li> 174<tt class="docutils literal"><span class="pre">gentoo/xml/htdocs/proj/en</span></tt> and sending a Request For Comments
175(RFC) e-mail to gentoo-dev. Note that this GLEP does not provide for
176a way for the community at large to block a new project, even if the
177comments are wholly negative.</li>
171</ul> 178</ul>
172</blockquote> 179</blockquote>
173</li> 180</li>
174<li><p class="first">Global issues will be decided by an elected Gentoo council.</p> 181<li><p class="first">Global issues will be decided by an elected Gentoo council.</p>
175<blockquote> 182<blockquote>
195<li>The 'slacker' marker is reset when a member is elected.</li> 202<li>The 'slacker' marker is reset when a member is elected.</li>
196<li>If any meeting has less than 50% attendance by council members, a new 203<li>If any meeting has less than 50% attendance by council members, a new
197election for <em>all</em> places must be held within a month. The 'one year' 204election for <em>all</em> places must be held within a month. The 'one year'
198is then reset from that point.</li> 205is then reset from that point.</li>
199<li>Disciplinary actions may be appealed to the council.</li> 206<li>Disciplinary actions may be appealed to the council.</li>
207<li>A proxy must not be an existing council member, and any single person
208may not be a proxy for more than one council member at any given
209meeting.</li>
200</ul> 210</ul>
201</blockquote> 211</blockquote>
202</li> 212</li>
203</ol> 213</ol>
204</div> 214</div>
205<div class="section" id="rationale"> 215<div class="section">
206<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5" name="rationale">Rationale</a></h1> 216<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" id="rationale" name="rationale">Rationale</a></h1>
207<p>So, does this proposal solve any of the previously-mentioned problems?</p> 217<p>So, does this proposal solve any of the previously-mentioned problems?</p>
208<p>1. There is no longer any requirement that the project structure be 218<p>1. There is no longer any requirement that the project structure be
209complete. Some devs work on very specific parts of the tree, while 219complete. Some devs work on very specific parts of the tree, while
210some work on practically everything; neither should be shoehorned into 220some work on practically everything; neither should be shoehorned into
211an ad-hoc project structure. Moreover, it should be easy to create new 221an ad-hoc project structure. Moreover, it should be easy to create new
238current system it does. With this proposal it wouldn't.</p> 248current system it does. With this proposal it wouldn't.</p>
239<ol class="arabic simple" start="8"> 249<ol class="arabic simple" start="8">
240<li>This proposal has nothing to say about GLEPs.</li> 250<li>This proposal has nothing to say about GLEPs.</li>
241</ol> 251</ol>
242</div> 252</div>
243<div class="section" id="copyright"> 253<div class="section">
244<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" name="copyright">Copyright</a></h1> 254<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id7" id="copyright" name="copyright">Copyright</a></h1>
245<p>This document has been placed in the public domain.</p> 255<p>This document has been placed in the public domain.</p>
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