History:Style Council/August 2008 Process Review

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The StyleCouncil/August2008ProcessReview is a project to get the MusicBrainz StyleCouncil process unstuck and moving smoothly. It consists of work by a small group of interested MusicBrainz contributors and MusicBrainz leaders, followed by a community review and endorsement. StyleCouncil leader JimDeLaHunt leads the project.

Rationale and Philosphy

Two mb-style postings give an idea why we're doing this project:


Jim and Robert are recruiting a few MB participants to work on this review. If you'd like to volunteer, please add your name and MB user name here. Jim will let you know if you are accepted. We have to keep the group small to make it manageable.


  • -- Zout 07:56, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
  • -- BrianSchweitzer 16:17, 08 September 2008 (UTC) (assuming I have dependable net access back by then :) )
  • -- kuno 07:06, 13 January 2009 (UTC)
  • -- AaronCooper 07:12, 13 January 2009 (UTC)
  • (add your name here by typing 3 spaces, a *, then @SIG@, which substitutes your name and a timestamp)

Review Process

The process by which we'll do this review isn't defined yet, except that it will start with a small group working on it (per RobertKaye's mb-style message of Jul 11), and will involve a community review via the mb-style list. So don't worry about something vile being snuck in.

Timing: This project is being restarted as of mid-January 2009. How long it will take is not clear, except that it will be weeks not months. It originally started on August 6, 2008, but got blocked by not recruiting the appropriate participants quickly. The project stalled from then until January.

Thoughts on the present process

If you have thoughts about the present process, one option is to post them briefly below. Another option is to send JimDeLaHunt a private message with them (Contact link here).

Questions, Comments

JimDeLaHunt is running this process. If you have questions, send a private message using the Contact link here.