Re: Reducing the board size

Le jeudi 27 octobre 2005 �9:49 -0600, Elijah Newren a �it :
> 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)

I don't know why it comes up. Maybe it's because people want to avoid
possible conflicts of interests or because they don't want a company to
control the Foundation. I'm not sure since I don't really support the
idea ;-)


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