Shortly after the summit was concluded, a short statement (most of it wasted, as I posted back in July) was released, along with a superior video. Still, we were also promised that there would be a much longer document indicating what specifically had been discussed and decided at that emergency summit.
That was two months ago.
Many of us, including myself, have been pestering CSM6 members about it, to the point where they've stopped talking about... well, about anything, really. The only two CSM member blogs are functionally dead. Other than a half-hearted second fireside chat and Trebor's crowd-sourcing initiative -- during which he frankly did near the absolute bare minimum amount of work to make that initiative happen -- the CSM has also apparently been dead. The total official meeting count of CSM6's term still stands at "one". They've made very few public attempts to reach out to the player community about anything.
"It's like all the CSM6 members have been turned into Stepford Delegates," says CSM5 Chair Mynxee on Failheap.
And the Failheap readers aren't the only ones to notice this. The topic has come out on the EVE forums as well. Trebor blandly stated that he recently (Friday) submitted a fifth draft of the emergency summit minutes to CCP. Apparently, there's some disagreement about wording. CCP Xhagen, the CSM's voice in CCP, put it this way:
Since I am the one responsible for getting the minutes out I'm the guy that is responsible for the delays.The "right right"?
Here is the process so far:
-I transcribed the initial text and sent to the CSM for commenting
-Having gotten it back relatively quickly I sent it to the CCP people that need to read and comment
-Sent the re-reviewed back to the CSM
-The CSM objected to many of the reviews done
-Edits have been going back and forth for a while now
It has always been the aim to release any minutes from CCP/CSM meetings with the approval of everyone that participated. Sometimes it is easy, sometimes it is not. When the matters of tone and semantics come up the best way is to simply go through it step by step and resolve the differences. And this takes time.
I realize that many are waiting for these minutes, but we want to get this right - it is just the question of finding the right 'right' that all parties can agree to. Specially when the subject is volatile and sensitive.
The main point is that we will release these minutes, but we will only release them when all parties have accepted what is being written in the minutes.
two step -- alternate delegate to the CSM and currently worth about four full CSM members -- responded to this on FHC, saying "Right now, the issue that *all* of the CSM have with the minutes is that CCP made edits that we don't feel reflect what actually happened at the summit. I'm not sure who you would blame for that, basically it is both of us holding up the minutes release at this point."
To this, all I can say is, "FFS". CCP has clearly learned nothing from what happened in June. In the same thread, Mittens is threatening to put away the carrot and get out the stick. Given that's what he campaigned on six months ago, I'd say it's about time for that, yeah.
EDIT (30/Aug/2011): Rereading this piece, I come down on Trebor pretty hard, which isn't really my intent. Like Mittens, two step, and (to a lesser extent) White Tree, at least he is doing work for the CSM. Most of the rest of CSM6 appears worthless. Seleene's performance, or lack thereof, is particularly disappointing.
EDIT AGAIN (30/Aug/2011): Seleene says he's getting back into the fight (see comment below) and that his absence was due to RL family issues. Fair enough, but you've lost six months...