[OpenLayers-Dev] RFC: Archiving PSC Votes

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Mon Oct 15 09:00:52 EDT 2007

Cameron Shorter wrote:
> I guess there are different levels of importance for things that are 
> voted on.
> For a major design change, or large functionality addition, where 
> someone is prepared to write up a RFQ to describe it, the extra effort 
> to record the decision at the bottom of the RFQ is relatively minor. Eg: 
> "Passed by PSC vote" or "Blocked by Joe Blogs during PSC vote who said 
> ...". I'm happy with this.
> It would be more effort to fill in a table ticking off the votes for the 
> 15 or so PSC members. While I can see value in this, I don't think the 
> value outweighs the annoyance factor this will introduce.

For what it's worth, for MapServer, we include a "Voting History" 
section at the end of each RFC and fill it as follows... takes only a 
few minutes and gives all the info that we need for the posterity:

e.g. http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/development/rfc/ms-rfc-31#voting-history

   Voting history

     +1 from SteveL, SteveW, TomK, FrankW, AssefaY, PericlesN

     +0 from JeffM

> For minor PSC votes, like "should we release or not", I'm not sure that 
> this warrants the effort of transcribing from email to wiki table. 

We do not do much to archive minor PSC votes either.

Daniel Morissette

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