Re: changed charter, new elections proposal

I propose that we post a news item on Gnotices titled "Elections!".  People
nominate themselves by replying to that news item, and below that people can
comment on it.  So there'd be one news item and then a thread for each
candidate who nominates him/herself.  That's very simple and makes it easy for
anyone to see who's nominated and what people are saying about them.


Havoc Pennington wrote:

> "Adam Sleight" <adams linearcorp com> writes:=20
> > I agree that we shouldn't have certain positions, etc.  It complicates ma=
> tters.
> > 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.
> I wouldn't look at the elections this way. It's not some kind of award
> that people get for doing the most for GNOME; if we want that, we can
> have GNOME Achievement Awards or something.
> What we want to do is choose people who will be good at doing a
> specific job, which is roughly the job of coordinating (but not making
> many technical decisions about) GNOME releases and talking to
> companies that are interested in GNOME, along with occasionally
> discussing some random matters that come up. The job involves talking
> to people, writing and posting minutes, participating in mailing list
> and phone conversations, going to meetings, yada yada.
> So the relevant information is why a nominee would be good at these
> tasks, perhaps exemplified by helping GNOME in the past, but we also
> want to know that the nominee has time to do all this stuff, has the
> relevant skills, etc. And then we want a balanced set of people who
> would be good at these things, representing the different groups
> involved in GNOME.
> > Allow the public to add comments saying elect so and so cuz they'd add
> > diversification and bring in so-and-so perspective, etc.
> >=20
> > This way perhaps the not so well =A9brandnames=AE might just stand a chan=
> ce 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?
> >=20
> I'd like to see this happen on foundation-list instead of a web page;
> web pages are hard to follow IMHO.
> What I'm envisioning is that foundation-announce (which I'll create
> shortly and put all membership.txt people on) will get a message from
> the nominee introducing themselves and announcing the nomination, and
> then discussion will go to foundation-list.
> After nominations are closed, we'll summarize all nominees in another
> mail to foundation-announce, and explain the election process.
> Havoc
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