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From: Roy Bamford <neddyseagoon@g.o>
Subject: Re: How to improve the trustees
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 20:44:23 +0000
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On 2008.01.31 19:01, William L. Thomson Jr. wrote:
> 
> On Thu, 2008-01-31 at 10:24 -0800, Chris Gianelloni 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.
> > 
> > - Named positions - I also think that specifically putting certain
> > people into certain positions would possibly improve getting things
> > done.  For each position, there should be an alternate, so that we
> > don't
> > end up relying on a single person.  This also breaks up the
> > responsibilities a bit so that the trustees and the community know
> > what responsibilities that each person should be working.  
> > Positions that I see that could/should be filled: President, 
> > Secretary, Treasurer
> > 
> > Those are my initial ideas.  Comments?
> 
> +1 to all
> 
> Also I think that possibly the trustees should do more personnel and
> drama management. Which presently falls under the council, but 
> doesn't
> seem technical in nature. But that could potentially be 
> controversial,
> and not likely to be one of the first actions.
> 
> One of the first actions I would like to see. Which I will mention
> when
> I write a formal agenda for my plans in office if elected. Is to
> transfer financial and legal matters to the SPI, pending a vote on 
> the
> matter. Verses doing it in house.
> 
> If that happened, we would still need named positions. As in one
> person,
> with a backup to be the liaison between Gentoo and the SPI. Along 
> with
> other defined/named roles for a re-focused board of trustees. With 
> the
> main weight of financial and legal obligations and responsibilities
> removed.
> 
> Focusing then on fund raising, relations, bolstering the community,
> etc.
> All of the things that don't fall under the realm of the council.
> Which
> as stated above, some things might need transfer of responsibility
> from
> council to foundation. For non technical things, and things the
> council
> would rather not deal with nor should have to.
> 
> 
> -- 
> William L. Thomson Jr.
> Gentoo/amd64/Java
> 

+1 to all of that.

I'm in the process of writing my election manefesto and learning Guide 
XML (or whatever its real name is) and I have included most of the 
above before I read the posts :(

All I can say is me too!

Oh I guess that means I accept my nomination.

- -- 
Regards,

Roy Bamford
(NeddySeagoon) a member of
gentoo-ops
forum-mods
treecleaners

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