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From: Markos Chandras <hwoarang@g.o>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] Council discuss: overlapping council terms of two years
Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2011 10:34:39
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-project] Council discuss: overlapping council terms of two years by Roy Bamford
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On 08/04/2011 11:19 PM, Roy Bamford wrote:
> On 2011.08.04 21:06, Donnie Berkholz wrote: >> On 21:42 Wed 03 Aug , Roy Bamford wrote: >>> No problem - something as radical as that might have stirred more >>> interest. >> >> And we'd hate to have people actually interested in this. =) >> >> FWIW, I'd like to see us have 3 people at most on the council. >> >> But regardless of how many people there are, I think they should be >> unequal with different areas of responsibility, independent >> decision-making authority, and only one person at the top to revert >> their decisions. I don't really like how all members are >> at-large. >> >> -- Thanks, Donnie >> >> Donnie Berkholz Council Member / Sr. Developer Gentoo Linux Blog: >> >> > > A smaller committee for a chief technical officer fits better into a > normal corporate structure. A smaller council could form special > interest groups to address individual problems so nothing would be > lost from the reduced numbers. >
FWIW, I support Donnie's idea. I would like to see a smaller and more flexible Council which could assign tasks to interested parties. Right now, it takes 3-4 months (that is 3-4 meetings) for a Council to decide things and make substantial progress where other distributions are moving faster by having a single developer or a small group leading the project. In my point of view, we need to consider a fundamental change to our organizational structure. Roy's ideas are very interesting, however we need to decide on an abstract design before we dig into the details. - -- Regards, Markos Chandras / Gentoo Linux Developer / Key ID: B4AFF2C2 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (GNU/Linux) iQIcBAEBCgAGBQJOO8cQAAoJEPqDWhW0r/LCaPwP+wYWbAJY4Fc56UCkY+Rgfdn8 xIpkogIc6V9iVQN7HGskYUb6xS7zESd/yc5J56FTwO2qXmWOIVa1UXtLlgm+YnEC OaScnx5hpTLQDm2EBRxsRoklRyjkwNVuuavkDqPiLagTd7kFtVmNlXYzPw/5xYB4 /DRXNAchOydlRA+on/vz+dGqNxBVkb3+H4YavOmXFxln6IBowUTu0L7Jk9JwgxPO 7XWT8o54LlU790qTW+Ik2IOdOo8K7/ZFNue6Ya7R7Cb67+BIm1Xl5R77Lm+8Ic3Q seeL5f3MQSXqVccSMoS5TS6j9fwGQb4+Ui2GEFlMB1R03UfTxer21242fBc4pq19 wtCBtqlEfI3RgTBJGha8ISo33veGIpTVTW9bAUzIO+J7DQxJQy1vaCBfOWxj4DPO iq28e6n4MYkhLr3Kd7X+fQ8ADjsTDebKRmilT4y337VbKkEedx+Qz8rpE6agKTHQ GowQQyz5OlB238Em6+SKRQzHeQuT0V+l8xEN+Mp/yniD5FnTR52LFUmqBkZukeu5 4fL82fTpoSJETGP21Mg0kceBPZhwnlwoQScvp0oTOypatZy1aXXKSk9ik1OFY1a+ pnBJauiPJTl6W6fPtgi7/lqzUSAHc6tiZsplwYf53/lwIiwaXFjhVOOcN8epyx+J BRq5ulxZUPo7m25gJ09H =jrrt -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----