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Re: Board term limits

On Thu, 2008-07-24 at 20:22 -0400, Christopher Aillon wrote:
> Paul W. Frields wrote:
> > The problem at hand was the perceived dominance by full-time Fedora
> > people on the Board.  People who spend their entire $DAYJOB as well as
> > their spare time on Fedora are automatically very involved and visible.
> > That can translate directly to votes on the basis of name recognition,
> > which really disadvantages people who are very involved, but in a
> > somewhat more limited fashion because they don't have the luxury of
> > doing Fedora all day every day.  (Maybe a similar advantage would go to
> > someone unemployed, but let's not argue that for right now.) ;-)
> > 
> > As a secondary note, the people who do spend their entire $DAYJOB on
> > Fedora are extremely likely to be Red Hat folks.  In an average election
> > then, we generate the *perception* that Red Hat is still stacking the
> > Board.  The idea of term limits came up as a way to limit the effects of
> > $DAYJOB on this process to some extent, while not shutting people from
> > Red Hat out based on their $DAYJOB, either.
> I think there's a big distinction between RHT employees paid to work on 
> Fedora full time and RHT employees who aren't.  Perhaps a better way to 
> solve this problem would be to limit the number of concurrently serving 
> people from a given business unit within RHT.  And possibly move to an 
> internal election rather than seemingly random appointments.

It would be great if someone would actually put up a counter-proposal on
my (or another) wiki page.

Paul W. Frields
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