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From: Roy Bamford <neddyseagoon@g.o>
To: gentoo-project@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-project] Should DevRel members be in Council?
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2011 14:42:21
Message-Id: 1313332921.2962.1@NeddySeagoon
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-project] Should DevRel members be in Council? by Rich Freeman
On 2011.08.14 12:25, Rich Freeman wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 7:12 AM, Markos Chandras > <hwoarang@g.o> > wrote: > > Quite a few of you know that Council acts as a court in case a > developer > > has unresolved disputes with Devrel or when he is not happy with a > > Devrel's decision. The problem is that having the same people in > the > > Council and in Devrel makes no sense since the same people will > vote > > twice on that matter. >
> For these reasons, I see no reason with having overlapping membership > - we're a community and we govern ourselves. The Council is elected > by the community to speak for the community, and they're allowed to > speak even if they've done so already.
The Council is elected by the members of the community holding a email address. Thats a very small subset of the Gentoo community ... but maybe we should open voting to the entire Gentoo community ? There are practical problems with that of course.
> > For the same sorts of reasons I also see no issue with having > overlapping Council and Trustee membership (obviously allowing that > the Bylaws would need to be amended if a majority of foundation > members agreed with me). I do see the value in having more > participation, but not the requirement.
I see the council members as officers of the Foundation, not directors of the Foundation. The two roles are different and should be spilt. Indeed, its a failing of the Foundation today that the directors and officers are the same people.
> > Rich > >
-- Regards, Roy Bamford (Neddyseagoon) a member of gentoo-ops forum-mods trustees