Gentoo Archives: gentoo-nfp

From: Roy Bamford <neddyseagoon@g.o>
To: gentoo-nfp@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Spending money authority
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 17:48:33
Message-Id: 1213292909.2683.0@spike
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Spending money authority by Richard Freeman
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On 2008.06.12 15:34, Richard Freeman wrote:
> > Currently they are essentially the same. However, the reason I bring > this up is that there is some debate over whether the foundation > membership should be substantially expanded beyond just gentoo devs > (possibly including end-users, or those willing to pay a membership > fee > of some sort). These kinds of situations could lead to the sorts of > conflicts I'd like to avoid, as now you have two boards with > different > > agendas in charge of aspects of the same project. > -- > gentoo-nfp@l.g.o mailing list >
The constituencies are not the same but today, under the draft bylaws, they are diverging. That is something the trustees need to fix in the first formal adoption of bylaws. To vote in a council election, developers must have been developers for a year (from memory). Thus the council represents the views of that group of developers. Also, only developers may serve as councilors. To qualify to vote in a trustee election, the electorate is formed from foundation member and those eligible to become a foundation member. At present, you become a foundation member by voting in a trustee election. To be an eligible non-member, you need to have been a developer for a year. Read that a few times, its a little circular. This means that the foundation represents its members who are all the dev's who have ever voted in an election. Only foundation members may serve as trustees. Under present draft bylaws foundation membership never lapses so such famous past developers as drobbins (our first president) have votes and could become trustees. Thus under present draft bylaws the foundation becomes more representative of members who are ex devs, simply because one day, ex devs members will outnumber active dev members. Note that elegible active devs who have never voted in a trustee election are not foundation members. - -- Regards, Roy Bamford (NeddySeagoon) a member of gentoo-ops forum-mods treecleaners trustees -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.9 (GNU/Linux) iEYEARECAAYFAkhRYW0ACgkQTE4/y7nJvasFlgCgxRAVf5bDA5jTXvM56ZRgKEj/ DfYAmgOjx+HWwJuqeelXuoQl+3ElNMQ4 =6S+r -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- gentoo-nfp@l.g.o mailing list


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Re: [gentoo-nfp] Spending money authority Tom Gall <tgall@g.o>