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To: Tiziano Müller <dev-zero@g.o>
From: Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o>
Subject: Re: Secretary & President
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2009 14:12:29 -0800
On 10:26 Fri 06 Feb     , Tiziano Müller wrote:
> While dberkholz does a great job of putting together an agenda,
> organizing the meeting and even putting together a summary afterwards,
> it seems that he's quiet busy lately (hence the missing logs/summary of
> the last two meetings).
> For my understanding this is too much of a burden for one person and I'd
> propose that we have a changing President/Chairman (who'll prepare the
> agenda) and a changing Secretary (who'll upload the logs and do the
> summary). With the current ~100 meetings a year everyone of us would
> have to do the summary and the agenda 14-15 times a year.

To provide some context, I basically began doing these two roles by 
default when I was first elected to the council, since nobody else was 
particularly interested.

I agree that splitting president and secretary into separate roles is a 
great idea. I feel strongly that rotating these positions often will 
result in both roles being ineffective, because it takes time to get 
even decent at either of them. Does anyone want to return to the 4-hour 
meetings we used to have?

To make these most effective, I propose that they be chosen once per 
election period by council vote, beginning with the next election. If 
only one person is interested in either role, that person gets it. Also 
if either spot opens up, we can hold an election for it. For example, I 
am happy to "vacate" the secretary role because as Tiziano said, I've 
been falling behind on it lately, so we could have a quick vote on the 
newly open spot.

By rotating over a longer period, we ensure that the opportunity is 
available for new people, but we don't rotate so often that nobody ever 
gets things completely figured out.


Donnie Berkholz
Developer, Gentoo Linux
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