[council] PDP timelines

Mawaki Chango ki_chango at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 5 22:20:44 UTC 2006

Hello all,

Bruce, Avri,...

--- Bruce Tonkin <Bruce.Tonkin at melbourneit.com.au> wrote:

> Hello Avri,
> > >
> > 
> > I think in most cases, in my experience at least,
> projects that do  
> > not complete on time are reviewed and extended only if
> warranted.  
> Agreed.
> > Automatic sunset that disregards complexity or issues
> does 
> > not seem the best alternative to me.  It seems that any
> > notion of concluding a PDP must require a definitive
> action, 
> > e.g. a vote, as opposed to some automatic mechanism.
> > 
> I would have thought that should be the other way around.
>  Any extension
> of a deadline/project requires a definitive vote.
> Regards,
> Bruce
I don't see a contradiction here. The outcome of a "normal"
PDP is to have a policy developed. I understand what Avri
means by "concluding a PDP" as being the same as the notion
of "drop dead" mentioned earlier. In both cases, whether
"concluding" or extending, there is a need for a
"definitive action", or an ad hoc or a case-specific
decision making process, since the immediate outcome would
be other than the (normal) one expected.


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