Re: Board Meeting Minutes :: 29th March 2007
- From: Adrian Custer <acuster gmail com>
- To: board gnome org
- Cc: foundation-announce gnome org, foundation-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Board Meeting Minutes :: 29th March 2007
- Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2007 09:12:00 +0200
Thanks Glynn for the minutes.
On Tue, 2007-04-10 at 14:40 +1200, Glynn Foster wrote:
> With the attached minutes, there are a number of discussion points that have
> been removed for the public minutes, which may account for some being sparse in
> certain agenda items.
Members of the Foundation Board,
Would you be willing, as an agenda item, to re-evaluate the presence of
secrecy in your meetings, discussions, and deliberations? Would you
please provide us members with a statement as to the ongoing *necessity*
rather than mere convenience of keeping items secret from us?
I have always been sceptical as to the need for any kind of secrecy in
the functioning of a real democracy. I suspect the predominant effect of
this secrecy in the foundation is the artificial isolation between the
political decisions of the foundation and the knowledge of the
membership. Hopefully you all share the consensus opinion that this
secrecy is absolutely necessary and that the foundation would be
compeletely ineffective without it. I would be interested to read your
opinions on the subject, and hope you can take five minutes of a future
meeting to each express your opinion on the subject for the membership
to read in the minutes.
a foundation member
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