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On 01-08-2011 18:47, Fabian Groffen wrote:
> After the new council was setup, a "introductionary" meeting was held
> to get the new council members going a bit. Since this meeting
> replaced an ordinary meeting, it is considered a waste of time by
> some .
> Roy Bamford suggested to change the scheme to "Two year terms and
> elections every year for half the seats."
> This requires an update to GLEP39  on all points that reference
> the one year period of the council. It requires addition of the two
> overlapping terms, and dealing with the "less than 50% attendance"
> Voting for this point makes little to no sense for as long as the
> implications to GLEP39 and possibly other organisational issues
> aren't clear. Hence, at this stage, brief discussion by the council
> in the next meeting can only make it clear if the current council has
> the intention to supports a change like this or not.
As I've expressed already a few times, I strongly disagree with the
Council being able to change the rules that govern it. In my view, this
topic belongs to a reform of GLEP39.
Also, as documented on the last meeting's summary, the current
council voted on not being able to update GLEP39:
Donnie asked for a clarification by the council members on whether they
think a global dev vote is required to update GLEP39 or not. The
council voted 5 yes and 1 no that the council can't change GLEP39 as it
requires a full developer vote.
> Please discuss how to implement a change like this. Starting point
> would be to see what changes would be necessary to GLEP39. Also,
> whether the term would have to become 2 year, or the votings be twice
> a year. All contributions, objections or alternative ideas welcome.
- From my experience in the council, I think 2 year terms are too long.
Having overlapping terms might work or not, I'd say it depends on who is
elected to the council - although they can help in the transition.
One thing I dislike in Roy's proposal is moving from 7 to 5 council
members. I think the current number is a good balance between a cohesive
body and a representative body and that a council with only 5 members is
getting too thin.
Jorge Vicetto (jmbsvicetto) - jmbsvicetto at gentoo dot org
Gentoo- forums / Userrel / Devrel / KDE / Elections / RelEng
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