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Re: FESCo future

On Sun, 2006-11-26 at 15:57 +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>  * two seats are special for a representative from the Community
> Committee and a representative from Red Hat (see below for backgrounds
> of these groups); both have veto rights, too; this positions are not
> bound to special persons; it would be good if always the same persons
> from the committee's shows up, but if they are not able to they can send
> someone else from the committee as stand-in.
>  * all the other seats are elected by the community once a year after a
> Fedora release
>  * at least 50% of the seats need to be filled by community members.

I think these requirements, if examined closely, have a couple problems:

1/  We need to get away from substituting "community members" for
"non-Red Hat employees."  Red Hatters are community members too, and the
unspoken implication is that there is a big wall there.  The very fact
that we're combining Core and Extras shows how much this factionism has
dwindled over the past three years.

2/  If the seats are elected, how and why do you propose the results be
tilted away from Red Hat employees -- for instance, if the majority of
the elected seats happened to go to Red Hat employees?

I do think the veto rights assignments help preserve the project from
shooting one of its major benfactors in the foot.

>  * the chair gets elected on the first meeting after a election
>  * If there is deadlock in a voting the decision is either deferred and
> brought back up in the next meeting or it is presented to the FPB for
> further discussion/guidance.

Is there a reason you went for an even number of seats?  With an odd
number, naturally the majority of seats have to be held either by Red
Hat employees or not.  But the veto rights assigned to special seats and
the chair should offset any worries of the minority group.

Paul W. Frields, RHCE                          http://paul.frields.org/
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