[Members] Metaproposals 3 and 4 - Council Candidate Limitations and Appointment Appeals

Will Sheward will at willsheward.co.uk
Thu Oct 8 05:04:18 CDT 2009

Nicolas Vérité wrote:
> Whether you have a good will or not, we have two member in one team,
> which leads to 40 % of the votes.

We very nearly had (some might say should have had) 2 from the same 
company in the other team as well. The one downside to imposing limits 
of the type you suggest is that it takes some power away from XSF 
members (who know who they are voting for) and puts it in the hands of 
the companies themselves (who might be able to extert a lot of influence 
over which of their staff members stand for election in a limited field).

How would your suggestion cope with a situation where (highly unlikely I 
know) half the members of an already elected Council except job offers 
from Google? Would a number of them be kicked off the Council if a 
sufficient number of them didn't volunteer to leave?


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