Re: Questions for all board candidates

On Fri, 2011-05-27 at 06:11 -0700, Jeff Schroeder wrote:
> On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 3:53 AM, Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net> wrote:
> ... snip ...
> >>  what about recording how board members vote
> >> on a given topic. This includes +1 / -1 / abstains and perhaps give a
> >> small comment on any -1 or abstain.
> >
> > Stormy brought this up last year, to a number of individual members of
> > the Board, but we failed to put it in place. It places a large strain on
> > the minute taker though, so I guess we'll have to see the technicalities
> > of implementing it.
> Perhaps there is a way some of this could be automated? Brian does a
> great job of keeping insanely detailed minutes, but I fear anything
> with a bus factor of exactly 1. This would be greatly enhanced if more
> of the meetings (not saying all of them mind you) were in IRC. There
> could even be an application that helps tally the votes and whatnot. I
> dunno, but this is not an insurmountable problem. Again... where
> possible, the Board should set the example for openness just like when
> GNOME set the example for openness before QT was free software.

I didn't say that some sort of automation couldn't be implemented, just
that it hasn't yet. Volunteers more than welcome.

Right now, the note taking is done through a gobby instance. Given that
gedit has collaboration tools, and support for some versions of gobby
server, it could be done through a custom plugin. Would be a neat trick.

> >>  In my opinion, as an open
> >> foundation, the transparency of the board is absolutely critical
> >> _where possible_. Leaders should always set the example for members.
> >
> > Agreed.

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