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On 2011.08.14 12:25, Rich Freeman wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 7:12 AM, Markos Chandras
> > Quite a few of you know that Council acts as a court in case a
> > has unresolved disputes with Devrel or when he is not happy with a
> > Devrel's decision. The problem is that having the same people in
> > Council and in Devrel makes no sense since the same people will
> > twice on that matter.
> For these reasons, I see no reason with having overlapping membership
> - we're a community and we govern ourselves. The Council is elected
> by the community to speak for the community, and they're allowed to
> speak even if they've done so already.
The Council is elected by the members of the community holding a
@gentoo.org email address. Thats a very small subset of the Gentoo
community ... but maybe we should open voting to the entire Gentoo
There are practical problems with that of course.
> For the same sorts of reasons I also see no issue with having
> overlapping Council and Trustee membership (obviously allowing that
> the Bylaws would need to be amended if a majority of foundation
> members agreed with me). I do see the value in having more
> participation, but not the requirement.
I see the council members as officers of the Foundation, not directors
of the Foundation. The two roles are different and should be spilt.
Indeed, its a failing of the Foundation today that the directors and
officers are the same people.
(Neddyseagoon) a member of