board/ED contact (was Re: A question for the candidates)

On 2012-05-25 12:54, gnomeuser gmail com wrote:
2012/5/25 Allan Day <allanpday gmail com>:
Hi all,

Thanks to all the candidates for stepping forward. It's fantastic that
you are interested in doing this important work.

Thank you.

A question for you:

Sometimes it can feel like the Board of Directors is a bit divorced
from the rest of the GNOME project. Is this a problem, in your view?
If it is, what do you think can be done about it?

I think the Board could be more visible, currently being on the
outside I recently spent 3 weeks with non-communications with my board
contact (Karen) during the late stages of planning a hackfest. Not
knowing what to do or what the protocol was proved fairly distressing
and I suspect not helpful to GNOME overall if such situations proves

Since you mention this on Foundation list I'd also like to apologize for this here - your requests came at a time I was dealing with health issues and I should have been more communicative about that. I believe everything was resolved with adequate time but I'm sorry that you found it at all distressing. (On the specific issues at hand, I thought I'd wrapped up the outstanding portion directly with Udesh, but we can definitely talk more about it privately if you'd like.)

I know you also say that you haven't heard any reports of widespread problems, but this is a good opportunity to say here to everyone that if there is some request you are waiting on, please do not hesitate to ping me on IRC (I'm karenesq) or to reach out to others if you feel like there's something that's getting dropped. The board's email (with me and Rosanna) is board-list gnome org and you can always cc that, which will get to everyone! For me personally, I prefer more contact - you won't irritate me and I feel terrible when things slip through the cracks :)


There are some minor things I would like to see, if you contact the
board list, getting an acknowledge that your question was received and
notification of when the next meeting where there will be time to
debate it, if needed, is scheduled would help a lot.

Likewise I don't think I have seen breakdowns of how Board members
have voted on issues anywhere which I would personally consider
valuable in terms of selecting a candidate to vote for (or to hold
someone accountable).

That being said, I think I would like to observe the Board more
closely to see where it can do better in feeling as a more organic
part of GNOME before making any big promises or suggestions. I only
have some limited personal experience and haven't heard any reports of widespread problems. Perhaps it is an area where we need more input to
identify our problems, so I would like to encourage people to step
forward and tells us where it hurts.

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