Re: Initial slate

Hi Martin,

Sounds like you're offering to put together a slate that would come out of
the 'foundation-list' and that you're offering to be one of the people to
help make that hapen.  I think that's an excellent idea.

My personal opinion is that making list of constituencies to be represented
will only take you so far and that you've pretty much done the background
work necessary and should start working with a few other people and put
together a slate.


Martin Baulig wrote:

> Bart Decrem <> writes:
> > I also think it is very important to have one or two really strong
> > process people on the board: people who are going to be great meeting
> > facilitators, and who are going to keep an eye on keeping the group
> > functioning as an effective team.  And so it's also important to have
> > personalities that balance each other out.  For example, you don't
> > want 3 people with corporate affiliations who are really vocal, and
> > then a bunch of folks without corporate affiliations who are shy and
> > are very quiet.  The net effect then is that there's too much
> > corporate influence.
> Hi Bart,
> Yes, that's really a very good point.
> > Yesterday, I sent a recommendation to the current steering committee
> > that they make a little committee of 3 people or so to try to take all
> > these constraints and put together an initial slate that would be
> > proposed by the steering committee.  I think that's probably the
> > cleanest way to proceed.  Although I think there's nothing wrong with
> > having competing slates.  So if there's a group of people on this list
> > who feel strongly that the slate shouldn't come from the steering
> > committee, than those people might work together to propose an
> > alternate slate.
> Well, I think it's important to let the steering committee put together
> at least one initial slate.
> Currently the steering committee basically has all the "power" in the
> GNOME project which the board will later have, so it's good to have
> them nominate their "successors".
> However, I think there should be at least one slate not coming from
> the steering committee.
> Some people were already concerned about the steering committee having
> too much power months before we started all the discussion about the
> foundation and they may feel bad if only the steercom nominates all
> the slates.
> So this'll give us at least two slates.
> Also, I think all parties who put together such a slate should do this
> independently from each other to have really alternative slates.
> This means that when the steercom puts together its slate, they should
> not talk about it until they're done with it.
> And I need some people who help me updating my a)-h) list and putting
> together an alternate slate which is based on it.
> --
> Martin Baulig
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