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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> 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>
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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> 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.cgi/xml/htdocs/proj/en/glep/glep-0039.txt?cvsroot=gentoo">2007/10/12 02:08:27</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;, 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;,
40Ciaran McCreesh &lt;ciaranm&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;,</td> 40Ciaran McCreesh &lt;ciaranm&#32;&#97;t&#32;gentoo.org&gt;,</td>
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48<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Created:</th><td class="field-body">01-Sep-2005</td> 48<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, 09-Feb-2006</td> 52<tr class="field"><th class="field-name">Post-History:</th><td class="field-body">01-Sep-2005, 09-Feb-2006</td>
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55<div class="contents topic" id="contents"> 57<div class="contents topic">
56<p class="topic-title first"><a name="contents">Contents</a></p> 58<p class="topic-title first"><a id="contents" name="contents">Contents</a></p>
57<ul class="simple"> 59<ul class="simple">
58<li><a class="reference" href="#status" id="id2" name="id2">Status</a></li> 60<li><a class="reference" href="#status" id="id2" name="id2">Status</a></li>
59<li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id3" name="id3">Abstract</a></li> 61<li><a class="reference" href="#abstract" id="id3" name="id3">Abstract</a></li>
60<li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id4" name="id4">Motivation</a></li> 62<li><a class="reference" href="#motivation" id="id4" name="id4">Motivation</a></li>
61<li><a class="reference" href="#specification" id="id5" name="id5">Specification</a></li> 63<li><a class="reference" href="#specification" id="id5" name="id5">Specification</a></li>
62<li><a class="reference" href="#rationale" id="id6" name="id6">Rationale</a></li> 64<li><a class="reference" href="#rationale" id="id6" name="id6">Rationale</a></li>
63<li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id7" name="id7">Copyright</a></li> 65<li><a class="reference" href="#copyright" id="id7" name="id7">Copyright</a></li>
64</ul> 66</ul>
65</div> 67</div>
66<div class="section" id="status"> 68<div class="section">
67<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id2" name="status">Status</a></h1> 69<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id2" id="status" name="status">Status</a></h1>
68<p>Implemented. GLEP amended on 09 Feb 2006 to add the final bullet point to 70<p>Implemented. GLEP amended on 09 Feb 2006 to add the final bullet point to
69list B in <a class="reference" href="#specification">Specification</a>.</p> 71list B in <a class="reference" href="#specification">Specification</a>.</p>
70</div> 72</div>
71<div class="section" id="abstract"> 73<div class="section">
72<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id3" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1> 74<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id3" id="abstract" name="abstract">Abstract</a></h1>
73<p>GLEP 4 is replaced with a new &quot;metastructure&quot; that retains established 75<p>GLEP 4 is replaced with a new &quot;metastructure&quot; that retains established
74projects (and makes new projects easier to create), but adds a new &quot;Gentoo 76projects (and makes new projects easier to create), but adds a new &quot;Gentoo
75Council&quot; to handle global (cross-project) issues.</p> 77Council&quot; to handle global (cross-project) issues.</p>
76</div> 78</div>
77<div class="section" id="motivation"> 79<div class="section">
78<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id4" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1> 80<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id4" id="motivation" name="motivation">Motivation</a></h1>
79<p>The Fosdem and subsequent reform proposals shepherded by Koon are thorough, 81<p>The Fosdem and subsequent reform proposals shepherded by Koon are thorough,
80extremely detailed, and somewhat complicated. They have a lot of good ideas. 82extremely detailed, and somewhat complicated. They have a lot of good ideas.
81For many who have been with Gentoo a long time, though, there's just something 83For many who have been with Gentoo a long time, though, there's just something
82about them that they don't really like. More than a few Gentoo devs are 84about them that they don't really like. More than a few Gentoo devs are
83almost entirely uninterested in metastructure as long as it doesn't get in 85almost entirely uninterested in metastructure as long as it doesn't get in
128obvious TLP belong to the &quot;base&quot; TLP by default).</li> 130obvious TLP belong to the &quot;base&quot; TLP by default).</li>
129<li>There is nothing at all to ensure that project leads actually do 131<li>There is nothing at all to ensure that project leads actually do
130represent the devs they supposedly lead or satisfy their 132represent the devs they supposedly lead or satisfy their
131responsibilities. Indeed, should a TLP manager go AWOL it is not at 133responsibilities. Indeed, should a TLP manager go AWOL it is not at
132all obvious how the situation should be resolved.</li> 134all obvious how the situation should be resolved.</li>
133<li>Nothing is being decided at global scope right now. Some TLP strategic 135<li>Nothing is being decided at global scope right now. Some TLP strategic
134managers rarely attend the managers' meetings, and the managers as a 136managers rarely attend the managers' meetings, and the managers as a
135whole certainly are not providing any sort of global vision for 137whole certainly are not providing any sort of global vision for
136Gentoo right now.</li> 138Gentoo right now.</li>
137<li>Even if the strategic TLP managers were making global decisions for 139<li>Even if the strategic TLP managers were making global decisions for
138Gentoo, the TLP structure is such that almost all devs fall under 140Gentoo, the TLP structure is such that almost all devs fall under
148or devs that have gone inactive.</li> 150or devs that have gone inactive.</li>
149<li>Bugs that cut across projects often remain unresolved.</li> 151<li>Bugs that cut across projects often remain unresolved.</li>
150<li>GLEPs often linger in an undetermined state.</li> 152<li>GLEPs often linger in an undetermined state.</li>
151</ol> 153</ol>
152</div> 154</div>
153<div class="section" id="specification"> 155<div class="section">
154<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5" name="specification">Specification</a></h1> 156<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id5" id="specification" name="specification">Specification</a></h1>
155<ol class="upperalpha"> 157<ol class="upperalpha">
156<li><p class="first">A project is a group of developers working towards a goal (or a set 158<li><p class="first">A project is a group of developers working towards a goal (or a set
157of goals).</p> 159of goals).</p>
158<blockquote> 160<blockquote>
159<ul class="simple"> 161<ul class="simple">
209</ul> 211</ul>
210</blockquote> 212</blockquote>
211</li> 213</li>
212</ol> 214</ol>
213</div> 215</div>
214<div class="section" id="rationale"> 216<div class="section">
215<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" name="rationale">Rationale</a></h1> 217<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id6" id="rationale" name="rationale">Rationale</a></h1>
216<p>So, does this proposal solve any of the previously-mentioned problems?</p> 218<p>So, does this proposal solve any of the previously-mentioned problems?</p>
217<p>1. There is no longer any requirement that the project structure be 219<p>1. There is no longer any requirement that the project structure be
218complete. Some devs work on very specific parts of the tree, while 220complete. Some devs work on very specific parts of the tree, while
219some work on practically everything; neither should be shoehorned into 221some work on practically everything; neither should be shoehorned into
220an ad-hoc project structure. Moreover, it should be easy to create new 222an ad-hoc project structure. Moreover, it should be easy to create new
247current system it does. With this proposal it wouldn't.</p> 249current system it does. With this proposal it wouldn't.</p>
248<ol class="arabic simple" start="8"> 250<ol class="arabic simple" start="8">
249<li>This proposal has nothing to say about GLEPs.</li> 251<li>This proposal has nothing to say about GLEPs.</li>
250</ol> 252</ol>
251</div> 253</div>
252<div class="section" id="copyright"> 254<div class="section">
253<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id7" name="copyright">Copyright</a></h1> 255<h1><a class="toc-backref" href="#id7" id="copyright" name="copyright">Copyright</a></h1>
254<p>This document has been placed in the public domain.</p> 256<p>This document has been placed in the public domain.</p>
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