[Members] OFFICIAL MEETING NOTICE: board and council elections

Will Sheward will at willsheward.co.uk
Fri Sep 25 03:20:04 CDT 2009

Nicolas Vérité wrote:
> Wait... you want our 50+ members to particpate in the meeting? What a
> mess it will be in the MUC... ;-)
> Unless the members can be present in the MUC but with no voice. Or we
> could add a moderator, but will there be willing persons to hold that
> role?
> Although, I obiously agree with more transparency, I have also sat at
> many boards, and I have to note that most of the time members do not
> care at all about these meetings, most of the time even the yearly
> results don't drive much interest neither.

You're right when you imply that most members will not attend many 
'open' Board meetings (or at least might only pop in for a few minutes). 
But I do not think that even if all 50+ XSF members that the meeting 
would descend into chaos, and even if it did, at least that would keep 
us all alert.

We want to achieve 2 things here:

1. Transparency
2. Transparency without a great deal of effort :-)

Open Board meetings or 'some' Open Board meetings and publishing the 
chat logs would achieve this.


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