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From: Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Council size & terms [WAS] One-Day Gentoo Council Reminder for January 22
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2009 09:37:55 -0800
On 18:23 Thu 22 Jan     , Tobias Scherbaum wrote:
> Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> > Discuss on-list before meeting
> > ---------------------------------------
> > - Council meta stuff (-council)
> >   - Can the size change? Minimum? Maximum?
> >   - Should we have 2-year staggered terms?
> 
> I'm in favor of a fixed size of council members, I'd like to see at
> least 5 council members *if* developers want to change the size.

What is your reasoning for this?

> I dislike the idea of stretched 2-year terms, instead I prefer having 
> 1-year staggered terms (voting every 6 months and replace 3 or 4 
> council members). This would allow to put open council slots into the 
> next election, we wouldn't need to hold extra elections for open slots 
> then.

As I mentioned on the -council voting thread, I am concerned about a 
constant influx of new members every 6 months making it very difficult 
to make any progress. Do you think that won't be a problem? If so, what 
makes you think that?

> Anyways, this is something we can discuss - but as a change to the
> voting procedure most likely does change or extend what's written down
> in GLEP 39 I'd like to see a election on those changes.

I'm assuming you mean a vote by all Gentoo devs, since an election 
generally involves voting for a person rather than a policy.

Just as a point of reference, the council has voted to change GLEP 39 in 
the past. I definitely feel that we need to hold this discussion 
publicly and get input from everyone. I think the council should then 
take all this input into consideration and vote upon it.

-- 
Thanks,
Donnie

Donnie Berkholz
Developer, Gentoo Linux
Blog: http://dberkholz.wordpress.com
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