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[] A suggested topic for Planning Council Discussion

I've added the following item to the discussion section of our Agenda for next week.
I am not saying I don't trust "the EMO" to make the right decision :)
but if we are a simultaneous release "by and for the people", to borrow a phrase,
I wonder if we, the Planning Council, should police ourselves:
  • Enforcement:
A line in Ganymede plan says "Unlike the somewhat lax enforcement of previous years, the EMO will remove projects that do not meet the required constraints."

Since such issues often involve a cost-benefit analysis or trade off, I suggest we build-in a Planning Council mechanism that allows for reasonable exceptions. Besides allowing for those reasonable exceptions, this might help avoid being too cautious on saying what is "required". For example, my suggested wording would be, "If projects do not meet the required constraints, they will be removed from the Ganymede release unless
1.        The project applies for an exception that is reviewed and approved by majority vote of the Planning Council (that is, majority vote with no substantial objections).
2.        The project has a plan for rectifying the noncompliant item by the next coordinated yearly release. Exceptions can not be granted two years in a row -- either compliance will be achieved, or the rule changed.

Thought I'd post this now, so some thought/discussion could take place beforehand. Maybe there is some reason it _has_ to be the EMO for some reason that I am not aware of?


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