[Foundation] number of Council members

Jeremy Nickurak atrus at rifetech.com
Tue Jul 29 18:49:35 CDT 2003


What about an arrangement that would allow JSF members to nominate
candidates for the council appointment/impeachment at any time, (perhaps
with a 1 month notification period, or shorter in the event of an
emergency requiring more council members) instead of an annual cycle?

On Tue, 2003-07-29 at 16:37, Matt Tucker wrote:
> Peter,
> 
> +1 on 5 members, although it would be very bad if any of the five people 
> elected start to shirk on their duties. :)
> 
> -Matt
> 
> Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> 
> > Traditionally, the Jabber Council has contained nine members. The
> > history behind the number 9 is that we borrowed this number from the
> > Apache Software Foundation (IIRC). However, there is nothing in the JSF
> > Bylaws [1] that sets the number of Council members at 9. Recently, the
> > Council discussed this issue [2], and the consensus seems to be that it
> > would be more productive for the Council to have 5 or 7 members. After
> > thinking about it for a while, I think 5 would be best, but if that does
> > not work we could of course expand it back up to 7. I do think 9 is too
> > large, and that a smaller Council would be more agile and would make
> > decisions more quickly.
> > 
> > If JSF members have opinions on this (and I'm sure you do), I'd like to
> > hear them. Unless there are strenuous objections to setting the number
> > of Council members at 5 (at least for the 2003-2004 term), I will seek
> > Board approval for this change (since IMHO it is too late for the JSF
> > membership to vote on it, and I don't think that a vote is absolutely
> > necessary on this matter anyway).
> > 
> > Thanks.
> > 
> > Peter
> > 
> > [1] http://www.jabber.org/jsf/bylaws.php
> > [2] http://mailman.jabber.org/pipermail/council/2003-July/000962.html
> > 
> > 
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