[SM-Discuss] Clarification before Issue Vote
mbainter-smgl at trampledstones.com
Thu Jan 31 13:29:10 EST 2008
Eric Sandall [eric at sandall.us] wrote:
> In my opinion this should mean they are automatically removed as a general
> developer, but as stated we still need to vote on their removal before it
> becomes official.
> The Voting Policy states:
> So do we still need to do an official vote, but no one is required to vote
> since it automatically passes?
That's how it reads to me.
> Also, "activity" should either be redefined to allow for non-code
> contributions (maintaining wiki, spreading the good word, system
> maintainence, etc.) or we should have another category to list them in honor,
> but not confuse them with our "code monkeys". :)
This is probably worth considering. I think I'd agree with that -
though I'm guessing the reason we don't have it now is that we probably
don't have all that many people who would fall in such a category.
> I would also like to add a note stating that extenuating circumstances (e.g.
> e.g. hospitalization, military service, political service) reported to their
> respective Component Lead *before* their time is up may mitigate the
> automatic nomination/second (and removal if that's added).
Well, I think the opportunity for everyone to vote against the removal
is the failsafe to deal with both of these issues. I understand what
you're saying about the work, but it seems to me like a nice way to
avoid someone getting overlooked that way.
> A third note I would like to add is what do we do with the developer's
> accounts once they are removed (or they leave)? Disable? Delete? Leave alone?
I'm in favor of either disabling the accounts with a date notation for
when they should be deleted - or just deleting them outright. Lots of
disabled accounts cluttering things up is just asking for a security risk.
And as you say, it's not that hard to re-add an account. If it mattered
in terms of "seniority" or something then perhaps it would require more
care but we're not that political...at least not as far as I can tell.
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