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From Robert Burrell Donkin <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Suspending Projects -- XAP
Date Wed, 18 Feb 2009 07:37:37 GMT
On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 2:54 PM, Noel J. Bergman <> wrote:
> Robert Burrell Donkin wrote:
>> Noel J. Bergman <> wrote:
>> > In August 2008, it was discussed that XAP had been inactive for at least
> 4
>> > months.  In November 2008, we again saw issues with XAP and discussed
>> > suspension.  Having reached, now, February 2009, and still nothing with
> XAP,
>> > I am raising this as a vote.
>> -1
>> Suspension implies wrongdoing and fault, and that this disciplinary
>> process is temporary
>> IMO XAP should be archived into an Attic
> Huh?  So when I suspend my laptop, it did something wrong and needs to be
> disciplined?  That hasn't been true since I stopped running MS-Windows
> Vista!
> The project is dormant, sleeping, idle, hibernating, and can be mothballed,
> put away in the attic, put on ice.  If and when there is further community
> interest, it can be woken, thawed, taken out of the attic, recommissioned,
> reactivated, unboxed.
> Is your -1 really solely on the word?

the word is a just a symptom

if you had asked for a vote on the measures themselves, i would have
been +1 but i don't believe that creating policy on the fly is a good
idea. there is no reason to rush so IMO it should  have been used as a
use case for developing and documenting policy.

disciplinary process is important. something as simple as a choice of
phrase can change the way a particular set of actions is perceived by
the outside world. if writing policy, a reasonable description of the
proposed act would have been 'Suspending Operations' as part of - if
we had some documentation describing and policy controlling - a move
to archive status.

- robert

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