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From: "Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto" <jmbsvicetto@g.o>
Subject: Re: How to improve the trustees
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 22:34:31 -0100
Marius Mauch wrote:
> On Thu, 31 Jan 2008 10:24:19 -0800
> Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o> wrote:
>
>   
>> OK, I'm starting a new thread here to try to discuss some things the
>> trustees can do to improve both visibility and also attempt to
>> ensure/promote progress within the Foundation.  Please chime in with
>> your own ideas.
>>
>> - Regular meetings - The trustees should have a regular monthly
>> meeting to discuss progress, preferably the first week of the month
>> (for GMN).
>>
>> - Regular GMN section - I think that both the Council and the trustees
>> should have a section each for summaries of their latest meetings.
>> This should relay information about what is happening to the
>> developer pool and the community, in general.
>>     
>
> Document everything you do as a trustee, including stuff that's
> confidential (e.g. chats with lawyers). Of course that can't all be
> made public (that would be ideal), but from what I understood the lack
> of documentation was a serious problem during the last trustee handover,
> so any action/communication you make as a trustee should be archived
> somehow and made available to the next board of trustees so they don't
> have to waste time trying to figure it out.
> Even more important if people decide to retire before the end of their
> term.
>
> Marius
>   
As was discussed on IRC, we should really have a foundation private repo 
to hold all the foundation docs, including the docs Marius referenced. 
That way private documents can be kept private and the next trustees 
have immediate access to all the foundation documents.
A very important document that needs to be stored is the list of 
foundation members. As part of the proposed bylaws[1], that document 
should include the "name, address, telephone number, and electronic mail 
address of each member"[2]. To facilitate the work of the election 
officials and to prevent any abuse, we should also store a gpg key of 
each member. There's also the issue of the age of a member as underage 
devs cannot serve as a trustee.

 * [1] - http://www.gentoo.org/foundation/en/bylaws.xml
 * [2] - http://www.gentoo.org/foundation/en/bylaws.xml#doc_chap3

-- 
Jorge Vicetto (jmbsvicetto) - jmbsvicetto at gentoo dot org
Gentoo-forums / Userrel / SPARC / KDE

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