Re: Questions for all board candidates

On Thu, 2011-05-26 at 05:43 -0700, Jeff Schroeder wrote:
> 1.) For incumbents, have you missed any meetings? What is your % of
> missed vs attended meetings and why? For new challengers, how much
> time can you dedicate to working on the board each week? How do you
> plan on spending that time?

I expect this to take a few hours per week.
In case times are rough I can always spend less work in other areas that
I am involved in (that was basically the case for the release-team for
the last weeks before the GNOME 3.0.0 release).

> 2.) Other open source / free software projects run their meetings in
> the open via IRC (such as Fedora's FESCO I believe). Would you
> consider that, and if not, 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. 

The board will always have to handle some topics that cannot be public
from the very beginning.
Traditionally for meetings I prefer IRC to phone - it takes longer, but
it's easier to document and to see who says what.

Back in those days when I was in politics we always had a public part of
our meetings that was open for everybody to join (listening only though
for guests, speaking just after an invitation to do so), followed by a
non-public part (if needed).
Previous board members are likely in a better position to comment
whether this could be feasible for board meetings, but that's my idea.

> 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.

Totally agree. :)

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