Gentoo Archives: gentoo-council

From: Donnie Berkholz <dberkholz@g.o>
To: "Tiziano Müller" <dev-zero@g.o>
Cc: gentoo-council <gentoo-council@l.g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-council] Secretary & President
Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2009 22:12:31
Message-Id: 20090206221229.GB3493@comet
In Reply to: [gentoo-council] Secretary & President by "Tiziano Müller"
1 On 10:26 Fri 06 Feb , Tiziano Müller wrote:
2 > While dberkholz does a great job of putting together an agenda,
3 > organizing the meeting and even putting together a summary afterwards,
4 > it seems that he's quiet busy lately (hence the missing logs/summary of
5 > the last two meetings).
6 > For my understanding this is too much of a burden for one person and I'd
7 > propose that we have a changing President/Chairman (who'll prepare the
8 > agenda) and a changing Secretary (who'll upload the logs and do the
9 > summary). With the current ~100 meetings a year everyone of us would
10 > have to do the summary and the agenda 14-15 times a year.
12 To provide some context, I basically began doing these two roles by
13 default when I was first elected to the council, since nobody else was
14 particularly interested.
16 I agree that splitting president and secretary into separate roles is a
17 great idea. I feel strongly that rotating these positions often will
18 result in both roles being ineffective, because it takes time to get
19 even decent at either of them. Does anyone want to return to the 4-hour
20 meetings we used to have?
22 To make these most effective, I propose that they be chosen once per
23 election period by council vote, beginning with the next election. If
24 only one person is interested in either role, that person gets it. Also
25 if either spot opens up, we can hold an election for it. For example, I
26 am happy to "vacate" the secretary role because as Tiziano said, I've
27 been falling behind on it lately, so we could have a quick vote on the
28 newly open spot.
30 By rotating over a longer period, we ensure that the opportunity is
31 available for new people, but we don't rotate so often that nobody ever
32 gets things completely figured out.
34 --
35 Thanks,
36 Donnie
38 Donnie Berkholz
39 Developer, Gentoo Linux
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Re: [gentoo-council] Secretary & President Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-council] Secretary & President "Tiziano Müller" <dev-zero@g.o>