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Tomasz Konojacki
July 15, 2022 22:45
Re: the RFC process is a pain
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On Fri, 15 Jul 2022 18:06:58 -0400
"Ricardo Signes" <> wrote:

> You are taking the temperature of the list.  If there is a great outcry that this is a bad idea, or has been tried before, or was explicitly rejected before, you should probably stop.  If everyone says, "Sounds great, flesh it out!" then you should write a formal RFC.  Based on that feedback, either stop and go back to the drawing board, *or* write up a formal RFC.

This is way too ambiguous. There are many more possible results than
just "everyone hates it" and "everyone loves it". A proposal might be
controversial, or perhaps the reactions will be lukewarm, or maybe it
will be completely ignored.

This ambiguity creates very bad incentives. It will incentivize some
people to push with their RFC regardless of feedback *and* discourage
others from pursuing their RFC after receiving minor, unimportant

I really think that part of the process should be more formal. The most
obvious way is to have PSC decide whether a given proposal should be
made into an RFC or not. Another option would be some kind of voting. But
that sounds complicated. Or maybe a specified minimum number of +1
replies? I don't know.

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