Re: My interests in the GNOME Foundation

To be honest, someone hired for the GNOME Foundation Administrator
position should be first selected from Board members. I would suggest
putting other candidates second priority about this, if they don't have
some extra experience overcoming this. 

The reason why is, firstly Board members are community elected people.
That means community trust them already. Second reason is that hired
Administrator will work directy with Board of Directors. Having
experience in previous Boards will give him/her a great perspective how
BoD is working, and how decisions are taken. 

Apart from being Board Member, Quim has great communicational skills,
and problem solving capabilities - those from what I've seen during last

On Tue, 2006-11-07 at 14:43 +0100, Quim Gil wrote:
> My colleagues at the board recommend that I make explicit my current
> interests in the GNOME Foundation in this list, for you to know:
> - I announced internally my interest in the position of business
> development director in September, as soon as the board confirmed an
> interest in this position. The same day I unsubscribed from the
> board-only mailing list, where the discussion is taking place. 
> - Since then Dave Neary reports to me about the hiring process, I guess
> as he is doing with the rest of candidates. Of course I'm not taking
> part in the meetings about this position either. I keep working on my
> tasks as board member and I'm subscribed to the board list. 
> - Last week Dave told me that there was a concern in the board about my
> situation as board member and candidate for the position. I replied that
> I have no objection to resign as board member. I just want to be a
> candidate for the position in equal conditions.
> This is why I'm reporting here and now all this. I thought about
> communicating my interest for this position before for transparency
> sake, but I feared this could be considered as an attempt to gain some
> advantage over the rest of candidates. You know, hiring processes in
> community environments are delicate.
> I would have resigned from the board back on September if my colleagues
> would have requested it. I can resign now if you think it's appropriate.
> As I told Dave last week, I will do whatever it's best. I just want to
> defend my candidacy for the job like any other candidate.
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