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From: Sylvain Le Gall <sylvain@l...>
Subject: Re: OSR - Three Admin Questions
On 06-03-2008, Peter Gregory <Peter.Gregory@cis.strath.ac.uk> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I've been following all of the OSR discussion with great interest.  I've 
> currently got three questions about it though:
>
> 1.  How is delivery of our "community ocaml" going to work?
>
> 2.  Sadly I couldn't make the Paris meet, are there going to be followup 
> meetings?

Maybe next year. It will depend on people who are interested that this
meeting happen again.

>
> 3.  How do we decide on a consensus for an OSR proposal?
>

Sometimes ago, i propose to put the OSR on vote at a certain date. The
answer was something like: "better use the IEEE (or W3C, don't remember)
way to do: talk until a consensus happens". 

> Personally, I think the answers to these questions are linked.  A system 
> that I would like to see is something like: a community release every 
> six months, meetings a couple of months before release, final decisions 
> made about which suggestions make the release decided in the meeting.  I 
> think it would be better to decide in a face-to-face setting which 
> proposals are best, as a mailing list just leads to endless forking of 
> conversation and drift from original topics.
>

This could be an idea. I am not sure that people can end up with a
solution however -- even with a meeting face to face. To my mind a
solution like "put everything there (including test + kind of build
system), if it builds and pass all the test, this is good for release". 
If something fails, just remove it. If a lot of things fails, don't
release. 

Regards,
Sylvain Le Gall