Re: GNOME Foundation Elections - Preliminary results

On the other side I feel its a bit hypocritical to bemoan the result of
an election after its over when one did nothing it influence its outcome
beforehand. While I can sympathize with the sentiment expressed by
Reinout, I feel that his main disappointment should be with himself for
not sending of at least one mail campaigning for his candidate of choice
before the election.


On Thu, 2004-12-09 at 14:21 -0500, Tim Ney wrote:
> The issue of diversity and a varied skill set is an important one in
> looking at board composition of all non-profit organizations,
> particularly one that supports freedom and community in technology.  All
> of the candidates that stood for election this year were qualified and
> dedicated contributors to GNOME.  As an organization, however, we can do
> more to be more inclusive on all levels.  Being aware of this is the
> first step and it is good Daniel raised it.
> tim
> On Thu, 2004-12-09 at 10:31 -0800, Rob Adams wrote: 
> > That's a very different argument than simply that she's a woman,
> > however, and certainly a much more compelling one.  I did not mean to
> > imply (and I apologize if that was what was understood from my message)
> > that either of these women would not be qualified or would not do a good
> > job on the board.
> > On Thu, 2004-12-09 at 13:07 -0500, Daniel Veillard wrote:
> > > On Thu, Dec 09, 2004 at 09:18:58AM -0800, Rob Adams wrote:
> > > > I think that's pretty unfair.  The candidates who were elected are all
> > > > active well-known members of the Gnome community.  Saying that a women
> > > > should have been elected solely for that reason just serves to minimize
> > > > the very real and significant contributions that the electees have made
> > > > to the Gnome community.
> > > 
> > >   Let's say that we tend to elect people from the same technical core,
> > > and that Anne background would have provided some diversity. We are
> > > not very versed in law or relation with governements while she
> > > has knowledge in these domain. I hope she will be able to work
> > > within the "marketing" side of the foundation and get elected 
> > > next year, if she candidates again.
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