We've already made a number of process improvements to help accelerate Drupal core's development velocity. Today, I'd like to talk about how we can better streamline the Drupal core decision-making process.
The Drupal core queue is filled with extremely passionate, intelligent and determined individuals who always strive to solve problems in the best possible way. However, we do sometimes come to disagreements about the best way to approach a particular solution, and when two or more individuals fundamentally disagree, issues can sometimes turn into stalemates; or worse, turn ugly. When this happens, it saps strength from the core development team, and makes it difficult (and scary) for new contributors to engage.
Going forward, I'd like to propose the following workflow change to help un-stick issues where opinions seem deadlocked:
I hope that this process change will allow us to continue to make bold strides in Drupal 8, while giving dissenting opinions a chance to be heard.
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