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From: "Daniel Robbins" <drobbins@g.o>
Subject: RE: I met with my lawyer
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 08:51:44 -0600
 > - 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

Well, I've contacted all those who have the opportunity and we'll see how
the numbers turn out.

> - Board members will be in effect the project managers.

Yes and no. This *may* be the case, but is no longer required like it was
with managers.

>From the email I sent to trustee candidates:

"Being a trustee does not carry with it any additional responsibilities. It
is not like being a manager where you are required to have a top-level
project that you are actively leading. The trustees will simply ensure that
an effective and fair organizational model exists for the development
project as a whole, and oversee it in as gentle and positive a way as

> 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.

I think that this is something that will probably happen naturally at the
NFP matures.


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