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From Roman Shaposhnik <>
Subject Re: Clear expectations
Date Mon, 12 Jan 2015 05:35:21 GMT
On Sun, Jan 11, 2015 at 7:18 PM, Benson Margulies <> wrote:
> I have an complementary suggestion to Marvin's push for documentation. My
> request is for a much clearer channel of communication to the board. All
> too often, projects wind up communicating with individuals; some board
> members, some not. Those individuals are in an unclear state of headware.
> Board members are always free to express their personal gut reaction, but I
> find that much confusion results from mistaking a gut reaction for an _ex
> cathedra_ statement -- and, in the end, board members don't even own such
> seats. Only the board together can issue a binding ruling. Since we're
> talking IPMC here, perhaps the solution is for the VP to even more actively
> take the role of 'bring your troubles to me, and I'll take them up with the
> board if I can't settle it.'

I've see that as the most frequent culprit: folks who are new to our game
failing to tell apart opinions of the individuals and an opinion of the board.

That's why I was so enthusiastically +1 on Marvin's suggestion of codifying
at least the few commandments that the *board* can agree upon.


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