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On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 06:59:51PM +0100, Roy Bamford wrote:
> On 2010.04.18 00:49, Denis Dupeyron wrote:
> > Does the council need a lead? All top-level projects have a lead
> > except the council. Should we maintain this exception?
> > How do we elect a lead? Do the developers do it or should it be left
> > to the newly elected council members?
> The council needs a chairman and a secretary.
> It does not matter if they are rotating positions or elected by the
> council. The chairman must be a member of the council, the secretary
> can be anyone capable of discharging the duties of the post. They need
> not be a dev at all.
> The main point is to prevent the waste of time at the start of the
> meeting working out who is logging, posting the summary and who is
> If other 'officer' roles would help to discharge the business of the
> council, the council should be free to appoint them.
> Roy Bamford
> (Neddyseagoon) a member of
I strongly agree with this. I think it also cannot be emphasized enough that the
secretary simply cannot chair the meetings(unless the secretary is a council
member). This is because the secretary is not elected and, from my experience
chairing meetings anyway, would inneffectually keep the council on-topic and
moving through the agenda.
Pretty much anything else can be assigned to the secretary however.