[Musicbrainz-style] Let's start?
dupuy at cs.columbia.edu
Thu May 19 22:40:20 UTC 2005
Marco Sola wrote:
> I am thinking that we need something to warm up the Style Council and see if
> the workflow works and flows ;-)
Yes, it's about time, I suppose.
There's one final bit of pre-business we should resolve, which is to formally
accept Michel Rudoy (mcymd) as a member of the Style Council; if nobody has any
objections, we can do so by consensus at 12 Noon GMT tomorrow, giving him the
Metadata/LinkAttributes sub-area responsibility, completing the little table of
areas, and satisfying my need for structure :-)
As far as moving forward, there's a log of backlog, and before we start
promoting things to "official" status, it might make sense to set up a simple
wiki page for the queue, perhaps StyleCouncilAgenda?
It would have a one-sentence summary of the proposed change/addition to the
official guidelines, a WikiLink to the guideline in question, an indication of
the basic status (UnderDiscussion, ProbableConsensus, NeedsRuling,
InactiveTopic, NeedsProposedGuideline) etc., and two dates: the date it was
added to the page, and a "deadline" date for resolution one way or another
(let's maybe not set the second one yet).
I know DonRedman prefers to put status keywords in the pages themselves so that
you can click on the title of the status name and get the backlinks, and we
should do that /also/, but it will be very convenient to see it all on one
page, even if it means some replication and possible inconsistency. When we
move to MoinMoin, we can get super-fancy with the [[Include()]] macros and
generate the agenda from the sub-pages, but that's not ready just yet.
Once we have a rough list of the various issues, and their status, we can try
to come up with a reasonable ordering, and work through them that way. I'm not
at all averse to starting with some non-controversial ones first, but I think
there are some AR-related things that should perhaps take priority over
less-critical ones, even if the latter appear relatively straightforward.
Once we've gone through the workflow a few times, we can start overlapping them
a bit more -- one of the advantages of a council is that we can be actively
doing a couple of things at once, since there are several of us, and each
stylemod won't be involved in all of the active items.
Does this sort of approach sound reasonable? It obviously needs some fleshing
out -- I'd write up some samples for these pages, but I'm in a big crunch right
now, and probably won't be able to do too much until the end of the month.
However, it seems we have a lot of eager participants, so I'm not too worried
about getting stalled.
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