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From: "Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto" <jmbsvicetto@g.o>
Subject: Re: [GLEP 39 overhaul] Do we want to make changes to the role of the council?
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 00:27:03 +0000
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On 18-04-2010 11:58, Richard Freeman wrote:
> On 04/17/2010 07:50 PM, Denis Dupeyron wrote:
>> Do we want to make changes to the role of the council?
>>
> 
> I'm not sure this is actually a change, but I think that many would
> consider this a change, so perhaps it should be made explicit:
> 
> There is one Gentoo.  The Council heads it up.  There is one Gentoo
> Foundation.  The trustees head it up.  Full stop.
> 
> All other positions of leadership/etc exist to facilitate day to day
> work.  All are subordinate to one of these two bodies.  The council may
> be voting enact or revoke policy on behalf of any project/etc, and may
> make administrative decisions regarding project leads/etc.

I very strongly disagree with this view. I do want an elected body that
can have influence in the distribution, but I don't agree with this view
that there's the council, the developers and everything else "doesn't
matter" - doesn't matter if it's expressed in other words, more subtly
or diplomatically.
I'll try to write my ideas on this subject in another reply to this
thread, but for now I'll just say that we should try to find a balance
between individual projects and their elected leads and the council.
Furthermore, we have some special projects like Developer Relations and
Infrastructure that need particular care as their "subordinate role" is
either not so clear or not so desirable.
To address specifically your point about conflict of interest, that is
something that we should never waive casually. There is no rule that the
DevRel lead cannot be a council member - in case you've missed it, our
new DevRel lead is a council member. But we have a policy on how to deal
with developers and the eagerness on the idea to throw it away and just
let the council (the single body council?) do what it wants, is very
disturbing to me.


- -- 
Regards,

Jorge Vicetto (jmbsvicetto) - jmbsvicetto at gentoo dot org
Gentoo- forums / Userrel / Devrel / KDE / Elections
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