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From: "Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto" <jmbsvicetto@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Policy regarding the inactive members
Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2010 19:18:35
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] Policy regarding the inactive members by Markos Chandras
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4 On 11-04-2010 13:16, Markos Chandras wrote:
5 > Hello folks,
6 >
7 > Looking through the Council project page, the policy regarding the inactive
8 > council members doesn't look optimal to me
10 As others have already explained, this is from GLEP39 and it has an
11 historic background. The council after some discussion wasn't able to
12 agree they could change it and as I've said before, I'm one of those
13 that believes this cannot be changed by the council or by a simple
14 "proposal" from any dev. Any change to this policy in my opinion
15 requires a global vote by the dev community.
17 > The role of the council is the following one:
18 >
19 > "The elected Gentoo Council decides on global issues and policies that affect
20 > multiple projects in Gentoo"
21 >
22 > I am not sure that everybody is aware of the councils' role. The only council
23 > members who look active to me are Petteri and Denis. We miss 5 more people but
24 > I am pretty sure they will be present to the next meeting hence they will be
25 > considered as "active members". This is why the current policy looks wrong to
26 > me.
28 What you and others don't seem aware is that not everyone agrees with
29 this interpretation or with your view about what the council is or
30 should be.
32 > I feel sorry to admit that the current council failed to become a good leader
33 > for Gentoo and his inactivity demotivates both users and developers[1][2] [
34 > etc etc ]
36 I disagree with you, but more importantly I disagree with the way you're
37 bringing this up. Yes, you can disagree with the current council and you
38 may not feel represented by it. Furthermore, you're free to express your
39 divergent opinion. But if you want to "replace" the council. you'll have
40 to wait for the next election where you'll have to convince developers
41 to vote in a different way and if you feel so strongly about the council
42 work you may even want to stand for the election.
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45 Regards,
47 Jorge Vicetto (jmbsvicetto) - jmbsvicetto at gentoo dot org
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