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From: Koon <koon@g.o>
Subject: Re: I met with my lawyer
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 16:28:58 +0200
Daniel Robbins wrote:

> If you have any suggestions for improvement or for coordinator/project lead
> structure, try to see if you can suggest it so that it can work in the
> context of what I've just outlined above.

Well, I've already written a few letters detailing my suggestions, so 
while I'm at it, I will comment on how my suggestions can work in this 

- I think NFP evolution must happen quickly, so a non-elected transition 
board is probably the best way, and I'm very happy to see it becoming 
more real every day

- Election of the board on the developer corpus is a good idea, maybe 
one year for the transition board before elections is too much but we 
have other things to do than to run elections all the time

- I fear that the number of board members (if all current "managers" go 
in) will be too much people to have good conflict resolution. 5 people 
would be the best, 7 is I think the upper limit... But you can think 
otherwise and/or it can be the mission of the transition board to set up 
a more effective structure

- Board members will be in effect the project managers. I think a 
two-level structure would be more efficient. A small board deciding on 
the number and nature of the TLPs, and deciding on lead teams for each. 
But I also understand the will of long-time managers to keep some of 
their well-earned Gentoo status and be a board member and a project lead 
at the same time. I would be glad to hear from current managers about a 
board/projectlead separation system, just to know if I'm completely way out

- I understand the need for using the trademark and keeping some of the 
cash flow generated by the Gentoo store, so I won't comment on that

Thierry Carrez (koon)

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