Re: Vote NO on referendum to reduce board members

On Tue, Oct 25, 2005 at 04:27:05PM -0400, Richard M. Stallman wrote:
>     Actually, no you can't.  Perhaps there are those who know how much
>     each board member has done but quite honestly, I have no clue.  And
>     short of manually pinging all of them and trying to extract the
>     information from them not only about themselves but the others on the
>     board (which I suspect would be a fairly time consuming task), I don't
>     really have any clue how I would find out.  And if I don't know, you
>     can bet there are a ton of other people out there who don't either.
> Changing the number of board members would not automatically change
> this.  If what people want is to see which board members are doing
> work, perhaps what is needed is a better way to help members see that.
> Concatenating all the minutes into one file would make it possible to
> run M-x occur on a given board member's name, and get a quick glance
> of how much (and what) that person has done.  If you only did this
> regarding the people you were considering voting for, would that
> make it easy enough?

That would not generate useful data.  Some long running tasks would
spoof the list with inactive items.  A few years ago (two?), there
was an action item to define some api stability guidelines.  Several
of us started work on it with pure hearts and good intentions but
never concluded.  The method  you propose would give me credit for
not getting the job done.

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