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Re: Launchpad: Mea maxima culpa


--- In kicad-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Mateusz" <komorkiewicz@...> wrote:
> I've been hesitating whether write this or not, but I want to spell out this questions.
> > If yes, this is actually counter-productive in my view, since we don't 
> > actually have a democracy here. (A democracy or a republic requires a 
> > constitution.) Given the circumstances, IMO, votes should be weighted 
> > in proportion to the size of the respective contributions of each 
> > voter. Otherwise it is like allowing folks to vote who have not paid 
> > taxes, and that doesn't seem to work too well, since they just vote 
> > themselves money. It is also not a meritocracy, where according to 
> > wikipedia, reward is according to talent. As of now, it is simply a 
> > system which respects the value of past contributions. 
> > In my view Jean-Pierre by far would get the heaviest vote. But I 
> > suspect that if he saw there was widespread support for something which 
> > was not going to adversely affect him, that he would not go out of his 
> > way to oppose it.
> I do agree that democracy is not a good option in such a project.
> The problem is I am totally new here. I don't know anyone from "high command" yet I want to contribute. I want to ask you some questions about this project:
> 1. To become a member of the kicad-devel group I was ask to write what I would like to contribute. If I were accepted does it mean that I have a green light to do what I planned?
> 2. If not, with whom should I consult my ideas? If we don't have democracy, asking questions on mailing group is useless. Maybe I should write direct emails to Jean-Pierre. If he has the heaviest vote, then I need only his approval?
> 3. If not, could anybody tell me what is the "chain of command" here. Or whom should I bother with my ideas?
> I do agree, that it is a good policy, not to give new developers access to SVN. But I want to do something. So maybe you should organise some groupsworking under supervision of "old" developers? I just feel that I am running out of my enthusiasm...
The "ask to contribute" bit is my effort to filter membership only. Beyond this I have no control over who does what in this project. The membership statement is not visible to the group as a whole.

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