Re: Vote NO on referendum to reduce board members

El lun, 24-10-2005 a las 20:05 +0200, Olav Vitters escribió:
> On Mon, Oct 24, 2005 at 09:50:08AM -0200, Luciana Bastos de Freitas Menezes wrote:
> > I live in the south of Brazil, and it seams contraditory while we're
> > raising the number of users, contributors, to decrease the number of our
> > representats in the board.
> I totally disagree. The referendum was created because we have board
> members that do nothing at all. Why would you want members of the board
> that do nothing? Some board members only wanted to be on the board
> because otherwise we'd have less people applying than available
> positions. That is terrible!

I agree with you, the referendum was created to decide if we want less
members, but may be there are some opinions to get more members on the
board, and that's not bad, because we can vote. On the other hand having
more members or keeping the current size give more chances to the
monority, as some local groups are.

> Also, why do you think a board should be bigger because the community
> becomes bigger. The board should defer most things to other groups.

i guess that the point is: how we can represent more ideas or opinions
in the board?, at least for me, we don't have enough variety of opinions
or backgrouds at the board. Of course that's my personal thought,
actually people there have enough merits, and they get a higher voting.

> The board should be smaller. With 11 people everyone expects someone
> else to do the job. With less, people will know that applying means
> that:
>  * They need to have time
>  * They need to be active
>  * They should ask another group to do/ prepare the work for them
> > Also, I think this will make harder to have a Latin American
> > representant in the board since we have a little amount of places to be
> > filled.
> Is this the reason you are  asking this? How would a Latin American help
> more than someone else? I do not care where a board member comes from,
> as long as he does good work, makes good decisions + listens to the
> community when needed.

not for latin american people only, i guess that third world too, local
groups, and people not involved in the development but deployments or
even normal users, for many reasons you might consider that they don't
have enough chances to be involved in activities like this.

> And vote YES!

I'm going to vote no, not because i want to rule another people but
because i guess that eleven memebers give a bigger oportunity to
monority. Luckly comunity have a very good way to decide what it want,
so go ahead and vote!, is very important.

peace and best regards

Fernando San Martín Woerner
Jefe de Informática 
Galilea S.A.

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