[Foundation] a simple reform

Russell Davis rkdavis at burninghorse.com
Fri Apr 11 11:00:08 CDT 2003

a self policing council would be ok at this time however in the future
when we arn't all nice and friendly cuddily bunnies it can get quite
nasty when you grant councils and boards the ability to weed and cull.

i've seen some very nasty fights in the past especially on councils and
boards made up of smaller numbers and i don't think i could watch


On Fri, 2003-04-11 at 11:35, Matthew A. Miller wrote:
> I believe *some* is the operative word here.  Specifically, those that 
> seem most in need of treatment for CADD[1] (Council Attention Deficiency 
> Disorder) are (in the order that I've seen, YMMV):
> DJ Adams
> Jeremie Miller (no relation)
> Julian Missig / Joe Hildebrand
> Maybe it would be better to grant the council a "censure" over its own 
> membership, so that those that don't respond in a reasonable amount of 
> time be replaced/removed on an interim schedule.
> A possible problem I can forsee with a six month term is that many of 
> our most actively discussed Standards-Track JEPs have taken that long to 
> go from EXPERIMENTAL to DRAFT.  Since a JEP now needs sponsorship and 
> tentative buy-in by at least *one* council memeber to move forward, it 
> would seem more prudent to allow the Council to weed itself on an 
> interim basis.
> Just a thought... (-:
> -  LW
> [1]  Nothing personal guys, so I hope you won't lynch me for that (-: 
> It's what I've noticed as far as voting schedules go.
> Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 11, 2003 at 11:11:04AM -0400, Russell Davis wrote:
> > 
> > 
> >>if we did go forward with this and i can't see why not as it's seems
> >>reasonable then i'd like to also add a proposal to it that council sits
> >>for 6 months rather than a full year -- board can stay at the year as if
> >>i remember correctly board members don't need to be JSF members and the
> >>business world works in yearly cycles anyway.
> > 
> > 
> > Heh, well, 6 months seems to be about the maximum attention span for
> > some Council members. ;)
> > 
> > Peter
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