This page describes the decision making processes used within The Good Docs Project.
Last updated: August 2020
Decisions are based on voting using the following:
- +1 : For
- +0: Mildly for, but mostly indifferent
- 0: Indifferent
- -0: Mildly against, but mostly indifferent
- -1 : Strongly against. This is expected to be accompanied by a reason.
For most decisions, a motion is raised within one of The Good Docs Project open forums (slack, email list, weekly meeting, etc.) and those present vote and decide.
Should a decision:
- Be of interest to others not present,
- Be strategic or impact many within the project,
- Be contentious, and after discussion at least one member is still strongly against the motion, by continuing to vote -1,
then a motion should be raised as an email thread on our general email list. The subject line should start: “Motion: …”
All community members are encouraged to vote to help us reach community concensus. Should a motion be contentious only votes from PSC members will be counted. PSC are expected to advocate for the best interests of our community and consider community opinions when voting.
A motion is considered passed when there are more PSC +1 votes than -1 votes, and either all PSC members have voted, or 4 days have passed. In the case of a tie, the PSC chair shall have the deciding vote.
- All decisions should be captured in meeting minutes or forwarded to our email list.
- Results of significant decisions should be copied into our decision register.