Board voting ends today, but...

Egbert Eich eich at
Sun Feb 21 08:07:52 PST 2010

On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 12:06:15AM +0100, Luc Verhaegen wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 07:58:09AM +1000, Dave Airlie wrote:
> > >
> > > The elections were one month late according to the latest updated
> > > schedule. Right in the middle of FOSDEM preparations too, which i think
> > > is a valid excuse from my side for not being able to respond earlier.
> > >
> > > As brought up before; elections are pretty much the only event where
> > > anyone gets to see concrete things from the board.
> > 
> > It seems more like election time is the only time people think to question
> > the board, which isn't really the boards fault, you could have asked these
> > questions anytime before FOSDEM organisation took over or anytime
> > in the last 5-7 years.
> > 
> > Dave.
> But the board _is_ at fault. They never even bothered to provide the 
> little information that the bylaws state they should provide. It is not 
> up to the members to beg for this information at all.
> Please do not try to inverse the logic here.

We used to have a solution to this problem in the election process ones
and I don't know why this isn't pursued any more.
The list of candidates was presented to the members along with their 
statements one or two weeks prior to the election. Then a Q/A period
started when members had the opportunity to ask questions on the members
list and candidates had the opportunity to voice their views. This way 
when people felt there was a need to get more information it was 
possible to deal with this prior to the election - not during the 
election period in which no campeigning should actually happen any 


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