Board voting ends today, but...

Maarten Maathuis madman2003 at
Thu Feb 18 08:06:29 PST 2010

I am not a member, which says something already. But in short
everything surrounding the board has never tempted to sign up or vote.
Apart from hosting a few servers i never knew what they were doing.
This situation has somewhat improved but it's still vague. At the
moment i still do not feel the need to sign and vote, because the
process is still untransparent and unappealing. If it were me, i would
suspend the elections temporarily and let the current board get their
things in order. A year report is what i expect at the very least, and
i've not seen this come by. The financial state of affairs is unusual
to say the very least. If this is to be an election of interest, i
want written material stating their long term intentions, much like
any political election would have (although it could be less eleborate


On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 2:44 PM, Luc Verhaegen <libv at> wrote:
> Since voting is officially ending today I have cast my votes just now...
> but i did not at all feel comfortable doing so.
> While we did start to get some insights in the Boards doings of the past
> year, these insights are very limited indeed.
> There are no transcripts nor minutes of meetings. Irc meetings are
> supposed to be free and open now, but the first one to become free was
> the one from this tuesday.
> There is little to no information about the Foundation Boards
> financial handlings. Several years ago, several companies (at least one,
> Sun) deposited a lot of money into the foundation. It seems that the
> foundation had 222k usd at the start of 2007; and we have 125k usd
> today. We are not getting many details on how these funds were used, and
> we only get some very general statements about how these funds were used
> in the last year. And it seems that nobody on the actual board of
> directors has anything but some hazy ideas of what is going on.
> All of this makes me extremely uneasy, especially since we have to vote
> on a partial replacement of this board, right now.
> Is there anyone else who, that with the information that has now become
> available, would like to alter their vote? Is there anyone here who
> thinks that he has not enough information available today to be able to
> vote at all?
> Thanks,
> Luc Verhaegen.
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