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From: "Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto" <jmbsvicetto@g.o>
To: Roy Bamford <neddyseagoon@g.o>
Cc: gentoo-nfp@l.g.o, trustees@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Points to Ponder for Sundays Meeting.
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2008 18:09:32
Message-Id: 47b8f6970804181109x2acb31d5q4c12a1664a28a8b7@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: [gentoo-nfp] Points to Ponder for Sundays Meeting. by Roy Bamford
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On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 6:15 PM, Roy Bamford  wrote:
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > Hash: SHA1 > > Team, > > 1. We are required to advise Foundation members of meetings, in advance > and it seems, written notice is required. Its my view that an opt in > mailing list like gentoo-nfp is not adequate. Many members don't > subscribe and its also used for public debate, which many members are > not interested in. > I don't think snail mail is in keeping with our image either. > > It follows that we need something like gentoo-foundation-announce which > members are automaticly subscribed to or we use a list of members email > addresses to circulate notices. The difference is one of implementation > detail. >
Seems a good idea.
> We probably need to agree our bylaws before we can implement such a > list, as the bylaws define the qualifications for membership. > > 2. IRC voting and Proxies. > I'm not sure we will ever use IRC for a vote. It could be managed by > voicing the members on the list in 1) and setting the channel +m. Votes > are then cast, since only members can speak in the channel. >
It doesn't work for the reasons you mention.
> > I'm coming round to the opinion that any issues needing to be put to a > vote of members will be voted on in the normal Gentoo way over a period > of days, if not weeks. If that's so, we need some officers to run > votes.
Until (unless?) you decide to change the Foundation membership rules, you can use last voting officers. I've talked with rane and fox2mike about starting a gentoo election project, which would be responsible for keeping the election scripts. The team would update (tweak?) the scripts as needed, but an infra member would still run the scripts - no change on policy. The project would have a list of members that are willing to be officers on elections and for any particular election a subset of member would be chosen to run it. This election team could also help coordinate or run elections for other teams - if asked to do so.
> > I'm just trying to air my views in advance of the Sunday meeting in the > hope it will make the meeting slicker. > > Thoughts and other options please.
- From the previous mails, my understanding is that the point about membership to the Foundation is not to be discussed on this meeting, but on a later date. Am I correct?
> > - -- > Regards, > > Roy Bamford > (NeddySeagoon) a member of > gentoo-ops > forum-mods > treecleaners > trustees > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- > Version: GnuPG v2.0.9 (GNU/Linux) > > iEYEARECAAYFAkgHk84ACgkQTE4/y7nJvaslpACeIPl+nPMN6PR17/+x8cTgJZK7 > BKUAoM50PAhkuK4SfPZawk71K1R9Styb > =Uhcf > -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- > > -- > gentoo-nfp@l.g.o mailing list > >
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