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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
Council Member / Sr. Developer