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From: Roy Bamford <neddyseagoon@g.o>
Subject: Re: Should DevRel members be in Council?
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2011 15:42:01 +0100
On 2011.08.14 12:25, Rich Freeman wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 7:12 AM, Markos Chandras 
> <hwoarang@g.o>
> wrote:
> > Quite a few of you know that Council acts as a court in case a
> developer
> > 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 
> the
> > Council and in Devrel makes no sense since the same people will 
> vote
> > twice on that matter.
> 
[snip]

> 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 
community ? 

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.

> 
> Rich
> 
> 

-- 
Regards,

Roy Bamford
(Neddyseagoon) a member of
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