[Fwd: Re: Proposal: Shift election cycle back six months]

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Sujet: Re: Proposal: Shift election cycle back six months
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2007 06:53:34 +0200
De: Julien PUYDT <julien puydt laposte net>
Copie: foundation-list gnome org
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Andy Tai a �it :
It still looks strange to have the voting body to vote to extend the term of
the current board, not the same as a general election.

Extending the terms of some leadership tend to happen under situations where
something prevents the holding of regular elections... nothing comparable
exists here for the GNOME Foundation.

Indeed! Here is how the mandate of french presidents went from seven to
five years :
- a referendum chose to modify the term length -- but not for the
then-current president ;
- a normal election happened at the normal date for a new president with
the new term.

This made the 'who' and the 'how long' independent, and I think there is
wisdom in it.


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