List Archive: gentoo-council
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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
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.
Developer, Gentoo Linux