[ghc-steering-committee] Unhappy proposers

Joachim Breitner mail at joachim-breitner.de
Thu Apr 18 16:21:43 UTC 2019


based on this discussion I am making a concrete proposal here:


The main idea is that if the shepherd intends to reject the proposal,
they have to first discuss this with the authors, to give the authors a
chance to respond, tweak, or point out misunderstandings in the
shepherd’s perception.

So the process of accepting proposals is unchanged, and still on the
list, rejecting a proposal is now a two step process: the shepherd
discusses it with the authors on GitHub (and anyone else interested, of
course), and then there is a shorter discussion on the mailinglist,
with hopefully all facts clarified.

This does not move all discussion to Github yet, so it is the smaller
change, in a way. But of course committee members are encouraged to
join GitHub discussions early, especially if they are unhappy with a


Joachim Breitner
  mail at joachim-breitner.de

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