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

Jack Moffitt jack at collecta.com
Thu Oct 8 12:13:32 CDT 2009

>> * we also have to find a way to limit the number of candidates and/or
>> elected member from one enterprise and/or community, in order to avoid
>> the actual problematic situation where we got two members of one
>> enterprise in the Council, and one in the Board (so 3 out of 8 to 10
>> places)
> For the record, I don't think this is necessary, because people serve as
> individuals and because we have mechanisms to remove people who cause
> serious problems (which has never happened, but might in the future).

I think limits are the wrong approach here, but there is some
theoretical concern.  How about we just require that people disclose
their relationships to the other candidates?  For example:

1) you must disclose if you work with another candidate
2) you must disclose if you participate in a project with a candidate

This means that Kevin and Remko would have disclosed they work on
Swift together, and the Isode guys would disclose they have a working
relationship with each other.

This at least makes all the information available and obvious, and
then the membership can exercise their rights to elect whoever they


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