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Subject: Re: [boost] Shouldn't both logging proposals be reviewed in the same formal review?
From: Hartmut Kaiser (hartmut.kaiser_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-19 17:31:23

> Hartmut Kaiser wrote:
> > Why should the review manager ignore a YES vote of an author of a
> competing
> > library?
> Because he shouldn't count votes in the first place when he tries to
> come to a decision?

It was not me suggesting the review manager should ignore the vote of a
competing author. And if the OP has not meant this literally but merely in
the sense of 'the review manager should ignore the opinion expressed by a
competing author', then I repeat my question: why should a review manager
ignore a positive (or for that matter a negative) opinion of a competing

So the bottom line is: I don't think the review manager has any right to
ignore any opinion expressed during the review whatsoever. But he has the
responsibility to weigh any of the expressed opinions and to form a coherent
decision based on what has been discussed.

> But I agree that the review results should state the number of YES and
> NO votes,

Nobody expressed doubts wrt to this. What are you trying to say?

> and the vote of a competing author should clearly be included
> in this statistic, independent of whether it is YES or NO.

I don't think votes of competing authors are less significant than others.
Those usually have deep knowledge of the domain in question, so special
treatment of those votes not only contradicts democratic principles, but
also gives those votes a different significance.

It all boils down again to the review manager's competence, not only his
abilities to understand the domain, but also in his competence and maturity
to correctly handle difficult - let me phrase it as - problems related to
human interaction.

Regards Hartmut

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