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I've seriously considered it (last night) and decided to decline. The
reasons why start to get somewhat off-topic for this list so I've put
them in my usual blog post.
What is relevant to post here is that I thank Grant et al for
clarifying whether I was a valid nominee, and I did seriously consider
the offer, but ultimately decided that to what I think is necessary
would require fundamental changes to the way the Gentoo project is
structured which would have been very disruptive and difficult to make
even as a trustee, and it's not clear that I would have the ability to
make these changes as a trustee even if I were elected due to the
current structure of the project that I would have been required to
I also don't really feel comfortable with the concept of developers
voting to make decisions like this for the project. It doesn't seem to
yield good results or be a positive use of time, and I don't really
think the underlying concept is sound. So by accepting the nomination
I would be participating and thus supporting a system that I
fundamentally don't agree with, and I can't see that as being a good
thing. At the very least, it doesn't sit well with me.
On a more positive note, I support and encourage those who are working
to try to make the Gentoo project better - specifically, more
accountable to and transparent with users, and who are trying to
tackle some of the larger organizational challenges that the
Foundation and project as a whole is facing.
On 1/31/08, Daniel Drake <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Daniel Robbins wrote:
> > It appears that I can be officially nominated as a trustee:
> Given that you've been nominated, do you accept?
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