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From: Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] Should DevRel members be in Council?
Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 20:46:57
Message-Id: 20110816204632.GJ3818@comet.mayo.edu
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-project] Should DevRel members be in Council? by Rich Freeman
On 15:17 Tue 16 Aug     , Rich Freeman wrote:
> What kind of conflict are we actually talking about? It isn't a > conflict of interest to hold an opinion. It is only a conflict if the > personal interests of a council member aren't aligned with the > interests of the developer community as a whole. > > If a Council member has been investigating a situation closely, then > my feeling is that they're in a BETTER position to evaluate the > situation and not a worse one. The DevRel process is not an > adversarial one. > > If we as a community can't trust somebody's ability to be > professional, then the last thing we should do is elect them to the > Council. Keep in mind that Developers only can lose their status if > they really tick a lot of people off. Council members lose their > status by default every 12 months. > > Is there a problem here that actually needs to be solved? Can > somebody point to a recent situation where a conflict of interest > between a Council member and a developer led to a decision that a > majority of the community would consider inappropriate?
I don't normally post +1, but to get my opinion out as a council member I will do so. I agree with Rich 1000% on everything he's said in this thread. -- Thanks, Donnie Donnie Berkholz Council Member / Sr. Developer Gentoo Linux Blog: http://dberkholz.com

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Re: [gentoo-project] Should DevRel members be in Council? Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>