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From: Roy Bamford <neddyseagoon@g.o>
To: gentoo-nfp@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-nfp] How to improve the trustees
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2008 20:45:31
Message-Id: 1201812274l.2670l.0l@spike
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-nfp] How to improve the trustees by "William L. Thomson Jr."
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On 2008.01.31 19:01, William L. Thomson Jr. wrote:
> > On Thu, 2008-01-31 at 10:24 -0800, Chris Gianelloni wrote: > > OK, I'm starting a new thread here to try to discuss some things > > the trustees can do to improve both visibility and also attempt to > > ensure/promote progress within the Foundation. Please chime in > > with your own ideas. > > > > - Regular meetings - The trustees should have a regular monthly > > meeting to discuss progress, preferably the first week of the month > > (for GMN). > > > > - Regular GMN section - I think that both the Council and the > > trustees should have a section each for summaries of their latest > > meetings. This should relay information about what is happening to > > the developer pool and the community, in general. > > > > - Named positions - I also think that specifically putting certain > > people into certain positions would possibly improve getting things > > done. For each position, there should be an alternate, so that we > > don't > > end up relying on a single person. This also breaks up the > > responsibilities a bit so that the trustees and the community know > > what responsibilities that each person should be working. > > Positions that I see that could/should be filled: President, > > Secretary, Treasurer > > > > Those are my initial ideas. Comments? > > +1 to all > > Also I think that possibly the trustees should do more personnel and > drama management. Which presently falls under the council, but > doesn't > seem technical in nature. But that could potentially be > controversial, > and not likely to be one of the first actions. > > One of the first actions I would like to see. Which I will mention > when > I write a formal agenda for my plans in office if elected. Is to > transfer financial and legal matters to the SPI, pending a vote on > the > matter. Verses doing it in house. > > If that happened, we would still need named positions. As in one > person, > with a backup to be the liaison between Gentoo and the SPI. Along > with > other defined/named roles for a re-focused board of trustees. With > the > main weight of financial and legal obligations and responsibilities > removed. > > Focusing then on fund raising, relations, bolstering the community, > etc. > All of the things that don't fall under the realm of the council. > Which > as stated above, some things might need transfer of responsibility > from > council to foundation. For non technical things, and things the > council > would rather not deal with nor should have to. > > > -- > William L. Thomson Jr. > Gentoo/amd64/Java >
+1 to all of that. I'm in the process of writing my election manefesto and learning Guide XML (or whatever its real name is) and I have included most of the above before I read the posts :( All I can say is me too! Oh I guess that means I accept my nomination. - -- Regards, Roy Bamford (NeddySeagoon) a member of gentoo-ops forum-mods treecleaners -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.7 (GNU/Linux) iD8DBQFHojMyTE4/y7nJvasRAtKoAKDnwqxPiqhGr9uA3U+wkKMZlbjEQQCg99xC pGulbXWDIGVCNGytIPk48Dg= =QtXO -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- gentoo-nfp@l.g.o mailing list