=- James Quick wrote on Sun 1.Apr'07 at 15:02:38 +1000 -= > At the moment, I'm afraid I have to treat most of this as just > noise, until it is clear there is representation. Then the questions are: - where from should a representation come from? - how willing are owners to sumbit their resources to decisions made by some representation, potentially against their own conviction? (if we somehow succeeded in producing a "well" accepted/ supported body among the currently active speakers/ interested but currently silent crowd). (whatever "well" "accepted/ supported" may mean?) Before we get lost in definitions and recursive meta-instances of preparation decisions, I propose a system and we adjust it until we're happy, then we ask the owners if they'll roll with it. If they do, fine, otherwise find replacement for those who revoke their resources. General idea: have some well known order of things, who's in charge. When things are clearer, hopefully decisions will be, too, and also faster to see changes faster so they can be tried out rather than be theorized about (some things work out better than feared). ---- Have a body per game-style: - Bronco, Paradise, Hockey, Chaos (== Sturgeon?), ... Each body consists of uneven members (to reduce draw decisions): - 3 or 5, depending on player base/ interest, like 3 for Paradise (if we have that many total ;) and 5 for Bronco. Have 1 (meta-)protocol for all bodies to produce decisions: - deadlines, success conditions, discussion place (mail, news, web forum). Have 1 (meta-)protocol for all bodies to replace its members: - membership period, how one / who becomes member (election polls, invitation by remaining members or installed by meta-body). When changes are agreed on, then they are incorprated in a published standard for the game type and produce new binaries immediately: - with a (perhaps new, or maybe old) blessing system either the body itself produces or delegates production of blessed binaries. - bessings are granted per type, so if a client complies with Paradise but not Bronco, it shall not be allowed to join Broncos. Maybe have the current owners act as initial meta-body to install the initial members for each body (because I can't think of a fair boot strap voting system). That is for "official netrek" servers. Every game-server admin is free to ignore the blessing procedure/ official crap as he wishes and let anyone join (as it's possible now, too), but we should have at least 1 reference "offical" server per type up. Fairness comes through support+control, which comes through understanding, which comes through access to knowledge, which must exist and be openly available to all. (sorry Trent) -- © Rado S. -- You must provide YOUR effort for your goal! EVERY effort counts: at least to show your attitude. You're responsible for ALL you do: you get what you give.