Re: Reducing the board size

On 10/27/05, Vincent Untz <vuntz gnome org> wrote:
> On Thu, October 27, 2005 03:15, Jeff Waugh wrote:
> > 7 is way too small to represent the diversity of our community. Consider
> > it in these terms: 2 people from 3 contributing companies and 1 other
> > person.
> >
> > No thanks. Our community deserves a diverse board, and structured
> > leadership for our organisation.
> Well, looking at the previous elections results, I see a lot of Novell,
> Red Hat (and in the past, Sun) people in the board. There were some
> "independant" people too, but not that much.
> I'm not saying it's a bad thing, just trying to show some facts.
> So, if I follow your logic, I would say we shouldn't accept more than
> 2 (or 3) people from the same company in a board with 11 directors.
> Does it sound like a change you would support?

This kind of idea appears to have come up a couple times, in various
ways.  I don't quite understand it though (and I personally wouldn't
support it).  But I am curious as to why this has come up a few times
during this whole discussion...  (Yes, I know you weren't asking me,
and that you were just trying to get clarification on other peoples'
comments, and yes I know that isn't an change we're really
proposing--I just saw it mentioned a couple times and was really
curious why it was coming up at all)


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