Some very important RFCs have been in discussion hell for months if not years. (flakes, CA-store, formatting, new CLI, to name few). What is the plan on making this whole process actually move forward?
On that note, one of the biggest criticisms of original flakes RFC was that it got an implementation first and then a discussion, at which point the discussion was a moot point because the direction was already decided upon. From what I see this situation is still not changed and as awesome as flakes are the preemptive overriding of community discussion is not something I’m a fan of. What actions does the board plan on taking to ensure it does not happen again?
Mind you, I do like and use flakes such as they are. If BDFL decides his will is the law, I’m not sure I object, he’s done great job so far. What I would like to see happen is some codification and formal statement that this is the way. Having RFC procedure only for it to be largely ignored sends very mixed signals and is actively harmful for future and ongoing RFCs.