[Members] proxy voting and annual meeting

Matthew Wild mwild1 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 11:16:21 UTC 2011


On 12 October 2011 11:55, Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net> wrote:
> On Wed Oct 12 10:33:06 2011, Alexander Gnauck wrote:
>>
>> Any concerns?
>
> I was hoping someone else would chip in, since there's obviously a conflict
> of interest between me as a candidate and me as an XSF member, but:
>
> Yes, I'm afraid so.
>
> - We're partially reopening applications on the quiet, for only these
> candidates.

Agreed that obviously we should have some rough consensus on this
before taking action.

> - We're also biasing our voting against these candidates.

Indeed, I don't see how anyone can really be added without restarting voting.

> - We are increasing the obscurity of our voting; making it appear less open
> and more concerned with who you know.

I wouldn't say it's "who you know". Alex is a <message/> or RCPT TO
away from anyone.

> Do I want more Board and Council candidates? Absolutely. I made the comment
> in the XSF chatroom a few minutes before Alex sent this that I'd much rather
> be voted onto the Board for some reason other than there being nobody else.
> It's frustrating and disheartening that so few feel willing and able to
> stand for Board or Council.

This motivates me in favour - it's not like we're currently
overwhelmed with candidates, and it seems to me silly to reject
willing candidates for bureaucratic reasons, if the cost of accepting
them is low enough.

Regards,
Matthew


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