[Members] Changes to XSF Board tenure?

Jonas Wielicki jonas at wielicki.name
Thu Aug 23 18:16:39 UTC 2018


On Donnerstag, 23. August 2018 13:18:31 CEST Guus der Kinderen wrote:
> Hello all,
> 
> The XSF board has discussed the following, and seeks member input (that
> means *you*) on the following suggestion.
> 
> Most XSF members will know that the XSF board currently consists of members
> that are appointed for one year. The entire board is replaced each year.
> 
> Board likely benefits from more continuity, particularly by reducing the
> ramp down and ramp up period in which the board gets replaced, which can
> take up a considerable amount of time.
> 
> To improve the effectiveness of Board, I suggest we consider changing our
> process, to prevent the entire board from being replaced at the same time.
> The XSF could, for instance, appoint board members for two years instead of
> one, and replace half of the board members every year.
> 
> What do you think? Is such a change worth considering?

I do not have a strong personal opinion on this one. I think the rationale is 
sound and I trust the Board members in their assessment of the utility of such 
a rule. So +1, if Board wants this.

kind regards,
Jonas
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