Voting mechnism is needed for xdg discussion.

Havoc Pennington havoc.pennington at
Fri Jun 5 19:28:26 PDT 2009


Decisions aren't really made on the list. The real voting mechanism is
code. All the interoperability specs or shared libraries that have
some adoption exist because there was interest in implementing more
than one implementation. Sometimes one person went around implementing
more than once in various desktops, sometimes two or three people
decided to each do an implementation. But in the end you only need two
or three people to agree with you enough to do some coding. There's
not a need to convince an entire mailing list. The mailing list is
just a place for discussion.

The people who agree with you do have to include maintainers of any
relevant code modules, of course, but usually that's just a couple of


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