Gentoo Archives: gentoo-nfp

From: Daniel Robbins <drobbins@××××××.org>
To: Daniel Drake <dsd@g.o>
Cc: gentoo-nfp@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-nfp] drobbins can be nominated as a trustee
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 19:12:49
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-nfp] drobbins can be nominated as a trustee by Daniel Drake
I've seriously considered it (last night) and decided to decline. The
reasons why start to get somewhat off-topic for this list so I've put
them in my usual blog post.

What is relevant to post here is that I thank Grant et al for
clarifying whether I was a valid nominee, and I did seriously consider
the offer, but ultimately decided that to what I think is necessary
would require fundamental changes to the way the Gentoo project is
structured which would have been very disruptive and difficult to make
even as a trustee, and it's not clear that I would have the ability to
make these changes as a trustee even if I were elected due to the
current structure of the project that I would have been required to
work within.

I also don't really feel comfortable with the concept of developers
voting to make decisions like this for the project. It doesn't seem to
yield good results or be a positive use of time, and I don't really
think the underlying concept is sound. So by accepting the nomination
I would be participating and thus supporting a system that I
fundamentally don't agree with, and I can't see that as being a good
thing. At the very least, it doesn't sit well with me.

On a more positive note, I support and encourage those who are working
to try to make the Gentoo project better - specifically, more
accountable to and transparent with users, and who are trying to
tackle some of the larger organizational challenges that the
Foundation and project as a whole is facing.


On 1/31/08, Daniel Drake <dsd@g.o> wrote:
> Daniel Robbins wrote: > > It appears that I can be officially nominated as a trustee: > > Given that you've been nominated, do you accept? > > Daniel > > -- > gentoo-nfp@l.g.o mailing list > >
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-nfp] drobbins can be nominated as a trustee Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-nfp] drobbins can be nominated as a trustee "William L. Thomson Jr." <wltjr@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-nfp] drobbins can be nominated as a trustee Roy Bamford <neddyseagoon@g.o>