Gentoo Archives: gentoo-nfp

From: Roy Bamford <neddyseagoon@g.o>
To: "Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto" <jmbsvicetto@g.o>, gentoo-nfp@l.g.o, gentoo-council@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-nfp] RE: [gentoo-council] Foundation by laws: new Article V
Date: Tue, 02 Sep 2008 15:48:32
Message-Id: 1220370495.3089.5@spike
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-nfp] RE: [gentoo-council] Foundation by laws: new Article V by "Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto"
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On 2008.09.02 16:06, Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto wrote:

> My personal opinion is that making this a rule is wrong and can prove > to be counter-productive. I understand the reasons you and others > have raised, but in my view this should be left to the voters - it is > (or > should be) their choice in the end. > > -- > Regards, > > Jorge Vicetto (jmbsvicetto) - jmbsvicetto at gentoo dot org > Gentoo- forums / Userrel / SPARC / KDE >
Jorge, The three remaining trustees were also nominated to stand for election for the council. Had they all accepted and been elected to the council, today we would be in the position of having trustees being a subset of council. That would have totally destroyed the council/foundation split that was one of the reasons the two bodies were created. We need rules to stop that situation from occuring. If we are to remove the council/foundation split and adopt a more normal corporate structure, lets do it deliberately with the changes to both council and foundation to make a single workable body capable of dealing with all aspects of Gentoo and without holding back development rather than find we have done it accidently by electing the same people to both bodies. The opinions expressed here are my own, not the opinions of the Gentoo Foundation Inc. - -- Regards, Roy Bamford (NeddySeagoon) a member of gentoo-ops forum-mods treecleaners trustees -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.9 (GNU/Linux) iEYEARECAAYFAki9YD8ACgkQTE4/y7nJvas8iwCeK9GYkJeQIxMYlRMlrHs885U/ IcIAoLSOMUlcY1qFLWI8GxyQNFv0iR3s =WwG9 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----