Gentoo Archives: gentoo-council

From: Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o>
To: Roy Bamford <neddyseagoon@g.o>
Cc: gentoo-council@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-council] Voting procedure
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 23:43:42
Message-Id: 20090121234340.GB15870@comet
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-council] Voting procedure by Roy Bamford
1 On 13:03 Sat 10 Jan , Roy Bamford wrote:
2 > I would like to widen the discussion a little. I propose that council
3 > members serve for two years, not the current year and that half the
4 > seats are contested every year.
5 >
6 > This helps ensure a smooth transition from one council to the next and
7 > avoids the case where a council near the end of its term decides to
8 > 'leave it for the new council' and the new council takes a few months
9 > to find its feet. We have seen both cases already.
10 >
11 > Council can debate/vote on that any time, or even decide to hold a
12 > referendum.
14 I definitely think we need to hear from more people outside the council
15 on this before making any decision. I like the idea of longer terms, and
16 at the same time I see solar's point about people getting re-elected. If
17 we're staggered, we're constantly getting an influx of new people
18 regardless so the continuity is in the re-elected ones.
20 > To answer your questions directly, I'm not happy with the 'fake person'
21 > A democracy gets the leadership it deserves, if there are seven
22 > vacanices and only seven candidates, they should be elected unopposed.
23 > No vote required.
25 I'd rather have 5 people I want in charge than those same 5 people plus
26 2 more who are totally unsuitable for council. Gentoo deserves the
27 people our community want on the council, and nobody else.
29 > The 'none of the below' option can force a continuious cycle of
30 > nominations/elections
32 So? As long as the cycle continues, the current council remains in place.
34 --
35 Thanks,
36 Donnie
38 Donnie Berkholz
39 Developer, Gentoo Linux
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