Questions for candidates - board processes & significance
- From: Dave Neary <dneary gnome org>
- To: Foundation-List <foundation-list gnome org>
- Subject: Questions for candidates - board processes & significance
- Date: Mon, 30 May 2011 16:11:21 +0200
I was away last week travelling, so I'm coming late to the election
campaign. I have almost decided who I would like to vote for, but there
are still a few things which are important to me when considering a
prospective board member.
1. If elected, will you seek a named position
(chairman/treasurer/secretary) on the board? If so, why?
2. Board meetings are minuted, and these minutes are published
regularly. However, the board also increasingly makes decisions on
board-list with the Apache +1/0/-1 convention. Would you support the
minuting of these votes, including recording any -1 votes?
3. I think financial transparency is important. If you plan on applying
for the treasurer position, what changes (if any) would you propose for
the budgeting process? How often would you publish financial reports for
the foundation? Are you happy with the level of transparency in the
board's finances now?
4. Our relationship with a number of groups has suffered this year - and
one of the lesser known ones (but one I'm involvedd in) is the Libre
Graphics Meeting organisers (a group of people representing a couple of
dozen "free art" projects). Are you aware that the LGM organisers
withdrew all the funds that the GNOME Foundation was managing for them
this year, because they have been unhappy with the responsiveness and
quality of communication with the foundation over the past 2 - 3 years?
Do you have any thoughts on why this particular relationship degraded?
And will you commit to handling or delegating answers to all
time-critical queries which come to the board during your term?
5. In general, as a board member communication is vital to keep people
outside the board informed whenever there is a delay or when extra input
is needed on something they're working on. For incumbents, are you happy
with the level of communication & reactivity in the current board? For
new candidates, what would you like to do to ensure that the
communication & reactivity of the board improves in the coming term?
6. Board members are ambassadors for the foundation. I think it's
important that board members be social, and be nice. Are you nice?
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