Re: Reducing the board size

On Wed, 2005-09-14 at 21:01 +0200, David Neary wrote:
> Hi all,
> There has been some discussion on reducing the board size on the board, 
> and the one point which is clear is that this discussion should be in 
> public.
> I'm in favour of reducing the board to 7 people. I would like to see us 
> have a referendum on the issue next month.
> The board has huge problems being pro-active. Any issue which is 
> slightly contentious has an opposition in a board of 11 people. It's 
> inevitable. And when there is opposition, there are many voices, and 
> when there are many voices, there is no resolution.

I think cutting the board size by more that one third at once might be
too drastic and the consequences not easily foreseeable.  An
intermediate reduction to 9 would be more reasonable if cut at all.

JP Rosevear <jpr novell com>
Novell, Inc.

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