Re: GNOME Foundation Elections 2007. Let's start the debate!

On Wed, 2007-11-21 at 11:33 -0500, Luis Villa wrote:
> On Nov 21, 2007 11:24 AM, Vincent Untz <vuntz gnome org> wrote:
> > * Find a way to better track what the board is currently dealing with,
> >   so nothing gets forgotten. I've tried doing this only with mails and
> >   some notes here and there, but without success. It should be done in a
> >   much stricter way. I'm starting to believe this should be the (main)
> >   job of one of the directors (it's a bit different from being a
> >   secretary, because it implies pinging, pinging, pinging, pinging). I'd
> >   volunteer to do this.
> I think it probably works best for the secretary to do this- it is
> different than the traditional role of the secretary, but it isn't a
> problem to add to that role, and since the secretary has to record the
> tasks/actions anyway, it seems reasonable to add it to their plate.

This requires authority. Fairly often, after all the niceness has
failed, someone will need to say "This must be done. I'm serious" or "We
need to reassign this task/role. I'm not waiting any longer". Because
the tasks are important.

I think that (and progress tracking in general) is the role of a good
chairperson. Much as I have loved the various chairpersons we've had
over the years, I don't think any of them have done this well enough.

murrayc murrayc com

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