Gentoo Archives: gentoo-council

From: Roy Bamford <neddyseagoon@g.o>
To: gentoo-council@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-council] Vote: What next?
Date: Tue, 20 May 2008 21:58:23
Message-Id: 1211320700.11979.2@spike
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-council] Vote: What next? by Donnie Berkholz
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On 2008.05.20 22:14, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> On 22:01 Tue 20 May , Roy Bamford wrote: > > On 2008.05.20 21:31, Donnie Berkholz wrote: > > > 2) Hold a 1-week vote asking all devs whether we should have > > > elections; > > > > A vote about a vote seems like wasting time if you don't get the > answer > > you want. > > Sure, it's a calculated risk. There's a reasonable chance it will go > either way, if responses on -project are any indication of the entire > dev pool. One way saves a lot of time now, the other way just means a > week of waiting that would probably happen anyway in gearing up for > an > > election. > > Thanks, > Donnie > -- > gentoo-council@l.g.o mailing list >
Donnie, Such a vote would not extend the council term, whichever way it went. With one outcome, you hold elections now, with the other, in six weeks. Do it now, you can have a compressed election time frame. A month works, at least it did for the trustee election. You get returned for a new 12 month term of office. If nobody stands against you there is no vote, you are returned unopposed. Wait 6 weeks, then you are into the two month election process. Provided the current council will all stand for re-election, I would go for the renewed mandate now. It will avoid the two month protracted election process. If you go for the vote of confidence and win but only just, what sort of message does that send ? My concern is that there will be a low turnout because none of the devs care very much for the politics of this situation. They are mostly engineers not managers/politicians. The ones with strong feelings for process over common sense will vote against, so a vote of no confidence could be carried by apathy. That's the major risk I see. I've probably said too much, so I'll stop. Good luck, whatever you decide. - -- Regards, Roy Bamford (NeddySeagoon) a member of gentoo-ops forum-mods treecleaners trustees -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.9 (GNU/Linux) iEYEARECAAYFAkgzSXwACgkQTE4/y7nJvavicgCg5CSEslHOCxFAkraNzgtcrzaY vjAAoMKyLk97LkXPHMisnXgQ+EMJZAYe =j+0z -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- gentoo-council@l.g.o mailing list