[r6rs-discuss] R5RS is not a baseline
Anton van Straaten
anton at appsolutions.com
Thu Feb 19 21:56:14 EST 2009
John Cowan wrote:
> I think that the only truly stable part of the process is step one,
> which says "Redesign the process."
To that end, focusing on designing a rigid process initially, with
details such as magic numbers for voting majorities, is unlikely to be a
good strategy. Dependence on process-following is one of the reasons
that committees often fail to achieve results as good as those of more
naturally coordinated teams.
Brainstorming: the new Steering Committee could take a number of votes
on key issues using some predetermined preferential voting system (one
which takes into account the size of majorities), and use that to
determine the community's position on those issues in order to make
decisions about the process.
If the community trusted the committee sufficiently, the committee might
even make some decisions based on such votes without having preannounced
the winning criteria - for example, if it becomes apparent that there's
overwhelming sentiment in one direction or the other for certain
actions. (Although I think I can already hear howls of protest as I
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