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Title:An "old-school" metastructure proposal with "boot for being a slacker"
Version:1.1
Version:1.4
Last-Modified:2005/09/01 16:31:57
Last-Modified:2007/10/12 13:01:36
Author:Grant Goodyear <g2boojum at gentoo.org>, Ciaran McCreesh <ciaranm at gentoo.org>,
Type:Informational
Content-Type:text/x-rst
Content-Type:text/x-rst
Created:01-Sep-2005
Post-History:01-Sep-2005
Post-History:01-Sep-2005, 09-Feb-2006, 12-Oct-2007, 19-Jan-2008
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Abstract

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Implemented. GLEP amended on 09 Feb 2006 to add the final bullet point to +list B in Specification.

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Abstract

GLEP 4 is replaced with a new "metastructure" that retains established projects (and makes new projects easier to create), but adds a new "Gentoo Council" to handle global (cross-project) issues.

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Motivation

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Motivation

The Fosdem and subsequent reform proposals shepherded by Koon are thorough, extremely detailed, and somewhat complicated. They have a lot of good ideas. For many who have been with Gentoo a long time, though, there's just something @@ -124,7 +128,7 @@ represent the devs they supposedly lead or satisfy their responsibilities. Indeed, should a TLP manager go AWOL it is not at all obvious how the situation should be resolved. -

  • Nothing is being decided at global scope right now. Some TLP strategic +
  • Nothing is being decided at global scope right now. Some TLP strategic managers rarely attend the managers' meetings, and the managers as a whole certainly are not providing any sort of global vision for Gentoo right now.
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  • GLEPs often linger in an undetermined state.
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    Specification

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    Specification

    1. A project is a group of developers working towards a goal (or a set of goals).

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    2. Projects may well conflict with other projects. That's okay.
    3. Any dev may create a new project just by creating a new page (or, more realistically, directory and page) in -gentoo/xml/htdocs/proj/en.
    4. +gentoo/xml/htdocs/proj/en and sending a Request For Comments +(RFC) e-mail to gentoo-dev. Note that this GLEP does not provide for +a way for the community at large to block a new project, even if the +comments are wholly negative. @@ -197,13 +204,16 @@ election for all places must be held within a month. The 'one year' is then reset from that point.
    5. Disciplinary actions may be appealed to the council.
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    7. A proxy must not be an existing council member, and any single person +may not be a proxy for more than one council member at any given +meeting.
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    Rationale

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    Rationale

    So, does this proposal solve any of the previously-mentioned problems?

    1. There is no longer any requirement that the project structure be complete. Some devs work on very specific parts of the tree, while @@ -240,17 +250,18 @@

  • This proposal has nothing to say about GLEPs.
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