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[Bug 10524] Please clarify procedure and recourse for non-working group members when they are unsatisfied with a bug resolution

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Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 19:07:40 +0000
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--- Comment #17 from Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>  2010-09-13 19:07:38 ---
(In reply to comment #16)
> (In reply to comment #15)
> > > > * Are non-members allowed to write change proposals? 
> > > 
> > > The simple answer is yes, but this is not a simple question.  There will be
> > > conditions that will be placed over and above the conditions placed on members.
> > >  What those conditions will be will depend on the reason why the person is
> > > unwilling to become a member in the first place.
> > 
> > There's nothing in the Decision Process that demands a person must explain why
> > they don't want to become a member. (Or is there, and I missed it?)
> > 
> > There's also nothing in any of the documentation linked in this thread that
> > mentions "extra conditions". What might these be?
> As previously stated, and just as an example: if the reason why a person is not
> a member is that they are unwilling or unable to follow the decision
> guidelines, then that person is entirely unwelcome here.  Period.

That they would have to follow the Decision Process? I think that would be a
given. If they weren't interested, the person would then just do Last Call
comments, or Formal Objections, instead. 

> A different reason could conceivably get a different set of conditions, again,
> all depending on the reason.
> If no reason is given, then there is no guarantee that change proposals will be
> accepted.

I'm sorry, but that is very vague, and seems arbitrary. It's also not specified
in the Decision Process. 

A person cannot be expected to follow rules that aren't explicitly given. And
when rules are explicitly given, a person should be able to expect consistency
and  adherence to these rules from all parties--including those who set the

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