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

Artur Hefczyc artur.hefczyc at tigase.org
Thu Oct 8 07:53:49 CDT 2009

On 8 Oct 2009, at 13:26, Fabio Forno wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 11:42 AM, Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net>  
> wrote:
>> If you *do* want to impose limits, you'll need to do them on the  
>> basis of
>> canidature and not election, therefore, and I suspect that there's  
>> a risk of
>> imposing so many limits that we lose out. I personally think there  
>> are times
>> when the best Council achievable from the candidates standing is  
>> quite
>> likely to have multiple people from the same company.
> It depends on many things, sometimes it is also better to have as many
> points of view as possible. However there is a strong limit that I
> would impose on election: no more than majority minus one from the
> same organization (then the difficult is to define organization, since
> companies are different than open source projects)

I do not understand why we really need such a limits.

Why not let the people (members) decide who they want to vote for?
People who vote know or should know that some candidates are from the
same company/organisation or whatever. If they feel like this might be
a problem they can simple chose not to vote for some candidates.

I am against forcing this kind of limitations as long as voting  
members know
that candidates are from the same company. This is, however information
which should be available in the candidate description.

Artur Hefczyc

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