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To: "Daniel Drake" <dsd@g.o>
From: "Daniel Robbins" <drobbins@...>
Subject: Re: drobbins can be nominated as a trustee
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 12:12:47 -0700
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
work within.

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.

-Daniel

On 1/31/08, Daniel Drake <dsd@g.o> wrote:
> Daniel Robbins wrote:
> > It appears that I can be officially nominated as a trustee:
>
> Given that you've been nominated, do you accept?
>
> Daniel
>
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