[Members] Changes to XSF Board tenure?

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Fri Aug 24 03:15:48 UTC 2018


On 8/23/18 5:18 AM, 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?

Many (most?) boards function this way, so I'm in favor. I don't remember
why we didn't follow that model when we created the XSF in 2001.

Peter



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