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On 2008.06.12 15:34, Richard Freeman wrote:
> Currently they are essentially the same. However, the reason I bring
> this up is that there is some debate over whether the foundation
> membership should be substantially expanded beyond just gentoo devs
> (possibly including end-users, or those willing to pay a membership
> of some sort). These kinds of situations could lead to the sorts of
> conflicts I'd like to avoid, as now you have two boards with
> agendas in charge of aspects of the same project.
> firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list
The constituencies are not the same but today, under the draft bylaws,
they are diverging. That is something the trustees need to fix in the
first formal adoption of bylaws.
To vote in a council election, developers must have been developers for
a year (from memory). Thus the council represents the views of that
group of developers. Also, only developers may serve as councilors.
To qualify to vote in a trustee election, the electorate is formed from
foundation member and those eligible to become a foundation member.
At present, you become a foundation member by voting in a trustee
election. To be an eligible non-member, you need to have been a
developer for a year. Read that a few times, its a little circular.
This means that the foundation represents its members who are all the
dev's who have ever voted in an election. Only foundation members may
serve as trustees.
Under present draft bylaws foundation membership never lapses so such
famous past developers as drobbins (our first president) have votes and
could become trustees. Thus under present draft bylaws the foundation
becomes more representative of members who are ex devs, simply because
one day, ex devs members will outnumber active dev members.
Note that elegible active devs who have never voted in a trustee
election are not foundation members.
(NeddySeagoon) a member of
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