Re: About candidate's affiliation

On Fri, 2005-04-11 at 15:01 +0100, Dave Neary wrote:
> Hi Quim,
> My opinion is that
>   - Affiliation primarily indicates some implication in and co-operation 
> with free software of the employer. Mine has 0 interest in free 
> software, and as such, I do not feel the need to identify them for the 
> election.
>   - Affiliation is only relevant to the board in the situation where 
> there is a risk of having several candidates from your organisation. In 
> this context, since I will be the only candidate for the board who is an 
> employee of my current employer, I don't see any conflict.
> In this context, you should feel free to decide whether or not you wish 
> to declare an affiliation with interactors or not.
> If my interpretation of affiliation is wrong, I'd appreciate the 
> correction, so that I can update my candidature.

While clearly affiliation has some practical influences (maximum number
of board member with the same affiliation), it of course tells the
voters something about the person. I would have thought that "no
affiliation" means the person is not employed nor runs her own business.
I gather I was wrong.


Andreas J. Guelzow, Professor
Dept. of Mathematical & Computing Sciences
Concordia University College of Alberta

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