[Board] My mention of GRASS Vs RASDAMAN

Peter Baumann p.baumann at jacobs-university.de
Sat May 14 07:49:16 PDT 2016


Dear Maxi,

excellently put, thanks for pointing this out. Indeed, rasdaman as well accepts
input from any side, and based solely on technical merits. We have not had a
single case of disagreement. My position is more like that of a good contract:
you agree it once, put it into the drawer, and then ideally never need it again.

-Peter

On 05/14/2016 03:39 PM, Massimiliano Cannata wrote:
>
> Dear all
> I'm writing this email because i want to clarify why I mentioned of GRASS
> during last board meeting and what was the reason.
>
> As a member of the GRASS PSC in the last decade I can assure that GRASS has
> always been governed with the maximum of openess and inclusiveness, as stated
> in the incubation principles.
>
> My mention of GRASS with respect to the "benevolent dictatorship model" (term
> that i really don't like) was to say that in my opinion the open governance
> depend on the project management and not by a specific PSC rule.
>
> GRASS did not had a PSC election after its establishment but this did not
> prevent the access to new developers or make its governance
> "dictatorial/oligarchy". Matters have always been discussed in developer's
> list and decisions have always been taken with consensus. I do not remember 
> single case where PSC override a decision.
>
> From my understanding the same happens in the RASDAMAN project with the
> difference that in case of a not reached consensus instead of having a PSC
> they have a single person with the responsability of deciding.
>
> Best regards
> Maxi
>

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