[Openvas-devel] Voting on Change Requests #1 - #4

Robert Berkowitz robert.berkowitz at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 01:45:56 CET 2008

On Feb 19, 2008 7:35 PM, Tim Brown <timb at nth-dimension.org.uk> wrote:
> On Wednesday 20 February 2008 00:08:24 Jan-Oliver Wagner wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'd like to call for voting on the change requests #1 - #4,
> > listed here:
> >   http://www.openvas.org/openvas-crs.html
> >
> > Naturally, I am in favour of all 4 of them :-)
> > However, please read and judge whether it is a good
> > or bad idea or wether it needs further refinement.
> >
> > I am not totally sure about the proper voting scheme.
> > Tim, Robert: Does SPI require something special or
> > do we just decide upon a simple voting?
> The full details as we expressed them in the constitution can be found at
> http://seedsforchange.org.uk/free/consens, but it essentially comes down to a
> show of negative hands.  If noone raises strong objections against an idea
> then we can proceed.  One thing that isn't defined is the period in which
> people need to respond in order for an objection to be considered.  In the
> past I've seen people work on the 24 hour rule, but since we're spread across
> multiple continents and time zones, I'd propose a longer period.  OTOH we
> can't have an indefinite period of time.  How about 48 hours with an
> gentlemens agreement not to start a call for voting over weekends.

48 Hours sounds good to me. We should be able to make exceptions to
the rule if someone has given advanced notice of not being available
for a certain time period as well.


Robert Berkowitz
robert.berkowitz at gmail.com

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