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Re: FLSCo nominations



On Thu, 2008-04-10 at 20:28 +0300, Dimitris Glezos wrote:
> Looking at the nominations page for FLSCo, one can tell that some very
> active folks in the FLP are being shy in applying.
> 
> A core purpose of the FLSCo is to guarantee that the people who decide
> for the future of the FLP aren't random ones, or those who just
> happened to be present at an IRC meeting. FLSCo members are ordinary
> people who the rest of the community believes they have a good
> judgment for what's good for the Project and trusts them to take
> decisions for the whole community. In the next meeting, when you will
> "+1" something with the community's stamp of approval, it's less that
> *you* will feel better about it and more that *the community* will
> feel better about it.
> 
> I want to trust the project's future in the hands of people who's name
> is all over the place in the past meetings' summaries [1] and the
> discussion list archives [2]. People who have proved in the past that
> they care about the FLP. Also, I'd really like to see new people step
> up to participate in leading the project, with fresh ideas about what
> we should be doing to become a model of a Localization Project in open
> source.
> 
> This is not politics -- we're already making decisions just fine. We
> just want to make sure the whole community agrees on what we are
> doing.
> 
> Now, get your name on the nomination page before I poke you with a stick.
> 
>   http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/L10N/SteeringCommittee/Nominations/2008

I don't know that I've ever seen a better summary about how the Steering
Committees work.  You don't need any magical superpowers to work on
FLSCo and help make decisions, just the ability to listen, discuss an
issue, and take the work of your fellow translators into consideration.
And I think the fact that we're all working in Fedora shows any of us is
capable of that. :-)

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