[Members] 2013 Board and Council Elections - questions for candidates

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Wed Oct 16 14:43:26 UTC 2013


On 16 Oct 2013 10:22, "Peter Waher" <Peter.Waher at clayster.com> wrote:
> Personally, I believe, this thread might have been confusing from the
start, at least it was for me. Two new names not known to everybody (at
least not known to me), apparently not members of the XSF, appeared
suddenly a couple of days ago as applicants to the board of directors. Who
are they? Why do they apply? (What does S. mean?) Membership is not
required, but the suddenness of it, unknown names, etc., might have taken
people off guard, as it did me. Most names on the lists are known (with
some exceptions, like myself), and I guess people might vote on people just
because their names are well known. New people and ideas might confuse
things.

Just on this, I'd note that having non-members on the Board is actually
quite common. I can't recall a Board in recent years that hasn't had at
least one non-member, and usually more. The 2012 Board has one, the 2011
Board had two.

What *is* unusual is having non-members standing for Board and engaging
with the community beforehand; that probably makes Laura and Subramanian
stand out, but I think it's in a good way.

Dave.
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