[od-discuss] broader community notice in license approval/OD update process (was Re: Nominate Aaron Wolf for Open Definition Advisory Council membership)

Mike Linksvayer ml at gondwanaland.com
Mon Dec 8 22:29:18 UTC 2014

On 11/16/2014 02:41 AM, Laura James wrote:
> On 15 November 2014 22:08, Mike Linksvayer <ml at gondwanaland.com
> <mailto:ml at gondwanaland.com>> wrote:
>     Formalization of broader community feedback might make it look like:
>     "1. After submission, the Open Definition community will discuss on
>     the mailing list and reach consensus.
>     2. The Open Definition Advisory Council chair will summarize the
>     consensus to the Advisory Council on the mailing list and to other
>     relevant fora, okfn-discss at a minimum.
>     3a. If over next two weeks issues are raised which indicate a
>     different consensus or further discussion needed, chair will step
>     process back to first or second step as appropriate.
>     3b. Otherwise, chair calls for formal approval of consensus by
>     Advisory Council.
>     4. If after two weeks at least three Advisory Council members approve
>     the consensus summary on-list, and at least 75% of Advisory Council
>     members expressing an opinion on the summary if any dissent, the
>     website will be updated, and announcements made to public and
>     submitter, as appropriate.
> This looks very sensible. I'd suggest on (2) that as well as
> okfn-discuss, the lists of Open Knowledge local group and working group
> coordinators be informed. They can gather responses from their
> respective groups and feed them back. This would also help secure good
> input from international perspectives, as well as specialist topic areas. 

Edit: https://github.com/okfn/opendefinition/compare/6b116d3...ed1792e

I page searched lists.okfn.org for local, coord, and work, and wasn't
sure which list(s) you mean. Is there an address to reach these
coordinators as a group? This (OD) group could certainly use the
perspectives noted.


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