Re: changed charter, new elections proposal
- From: "Adam Sleight" <adams linearcorp com>
- To: foundation-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: changed charter, new elections proposal
- Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 11:45:33 -0700
On Fri, 29 Sep 2000 09:47:23 -0400
rms39 columbia edu (Russell Steinthal) wrote:
#I think it is quite likely that the top vote-getters in any given
#poll are going to be hackers, probably even the current steering
#committee members (should they stand for election). They are simply
#the most prominent members of the project, and their names are most
#known by the members of the project. Even if there were a concerted
#effort to elect a documentation representative, or a translator, I
#doubt they would have the name recognition needed to crack the upper
#tier of vote-getters. If there are more than one of a given type in
#the election, the chances of their votes being fragmented seem high,
#and they are not going to have a huge margin to work with.
I agree that we shouldn't have certain positions, etc. It complicates matters.
I would like to see a simple message board listing the nominees with the brief
description how they've helped GNOME grow (™in their own words) in whatever way.
Allow the public to add comments saying elect so and so cuz they'd add
diversification and bring in so-and-so perspective, etc.
This way perhaps the not so well ©brandnames® might just stand a chance to get
one or two seats. Can someone setup a simple message board so people can
nominate themselves and allow anyone to post comments about that person?
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