List Archive: gentoo-nfp
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Roy Bamford wrote:
> The rule prevents the Foundation being a subset of the council and
> preseves the split that was intended when the Foundation was
> established. Maybe the split wasn't a good idea in the first place?
> Its certainly an odd management structure that Gentoo has.
> It also prevents a huge hole being left in the gentoo management
> structure by the loss of a single individual.
I understand the arguments that have been put forth for the separation,
but I don't agree. Honestly, the one organization being largely a
subset of the other sounds perfectly fine to me - almost ideal. There
should really be "One Gentoo" - the more unity between the organizations
the better. Of course, the skills needed to be a trustee and a council
member are not identical, so it isn't a bad idea to allow different
people to participate on each. However, forced independence isn't a
good idea in my opinion.
At the same time, I appreciate that doing a good job on either
organization takes time, so care should be taken before just stepping up
to the plate for both. On the other hand, representation matters more
on a board than effort. In fact, I'd encourage both boards to delegate
tasks to individuals willing to perform them and focus more on
oversight. This largely happens with the council (devrel, recruiters,
and other project/arch leads), but the trustees seem to be a bit more
limited in manpower.