List Archive: gentoo-council
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On 13:03 Sat 10 Jan , Roy Bamford wrote:
> I would like to widen the discussion a little. I propose that council
> members serve for two years, not the current year and that half the
> seats are contested every year.
> This helps ensure a smooth transition from one council to the next and
> avoids the case where a council near the end of its term decides to
> 'leave it for the new council' and the new council takes a few months
> to find its feet. We have seen both cases already.
> Council can debate/vote on that any time, or even decide to hold a
I definitely think we need to hear from more people outside the council
on this before making any decision. I like the idea of longer terms, and
at the same time I see solar's point about people getting re-elected. If
we're staggered, we're constantly getting an influx of new people
regardless so the continuity is in the re-elected ones.
> To answer your questions directly, I'm not happy with the 'fake person'
> A democracy gets the leadership it deserves, if there are seven
> vacanices and only seven candidates, they should be elected unopposed.
> No vote required.
I'd rather have 5 people I want in charge than those same 5 people plus
2 more who are totally unsuitable for council. Gentoo deserves the
people our community want on the council, and nobody else.
> The 'none of the below' option can force a continuious cycle of
So? As long as the cycle continues, the current council remains in place.
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