[Musicbrainz-style] Style Council areas
therefromhere at gmail.com
Tue May 17 17:19:31 UTC 2005
Don Redman wrote:
> I have two issues with the whole process:
> On Tue, 17 May 2005 00:34:42 -0400, Alexander Dupuy wrote:
>> There's a list of the areas and sub-areas on the MoinMoin wikidocs; this
> Please do not use this wiki for collaboration!
> The wikidocs.wd wiki is nothing more than a hack to display wiki
> content on the main site. It is *not* a real wiki. The new
> WikiDocsConcept states that what is currently the UseMod wiki will
> eventually replace all other sources of documentation.
> Since it is much less work to just convert the whole wiki to MoinMion
> than to integrate and intertwingle new pages, I will make a copy of
> that /wd/ page on UseMod tomorrow or so (about the time when Alex
> announces the style council).
>> The second matter is the division of the various areas and sub-areas
>> amongst ourselves; the primary purpose of this is to divide the work up
>> in a more-or-less obvious way so that when new issues come up, each of
>> us will know whether we need to be tracking it.
> In my eyes this division is far too fine-grained. I cannot see how
> someone could make a decision on 1.1 (MetaData.LinkTypes) without
> touching the ara of 1.3 (MetaData.LinkUsage). Similarly something
> related to 3.3 (Genre.Electronic) will probably refer to either
> prsentation or MetaData.
> This smells a bit like the way big corporations divide tasks between
> many people so that at the end eveybody can say: I was not my job ;-)
> But MusciBrainz is an open source project. The "rough consensus"
> principle works rather well here. It will work even better within the
> StyleCouncil once we all have some work-experience with each other.
> I therefore suggest something else: Every one of us should specify
> him/herself and without necesarily fitting into your schema what
> areas he/she will get involved in.
I agree with Don about both the wiki & the council.
There's style issues that come up that I feel passionately about, and
issues I don't care about. Hopefully with a reasonably sized council,
every issue will have enough interested parties to discuss it properly &
reach a concensus that represents the wider MB community.
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