[maemo-community] Maemo Council

From: robert bauer nybauer at gmail.com
Date: Mon Oct 3 19:02:27 EEST 2011
On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 10:24 AM, Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 05:29, robert bauer <nybauer at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > The point of the proposal is that Council is not to be selected for their
> > programming or other technical skills
> Isn't this a strawman, whoever said that the Council *should* be
> selected for their "programming or other technical skills"? A council
> member should be selected because the community feel they represent
> them when they do their "normal" participation; or when they've
> previously commented on things.
> Andrew, if you look at the context of that quote from me, it is in response
> from a comment by Jeremiah about him focusing on software development.  What
> I meant by my response to him is that there are more direct ways to develop
> software than serving on council.

> The proposal of a TSG model, without looking at the details, is what
> (exactly) would you be managing; and how would that be different to
> today?
This is not proposing, strictly speaking, a TSG model.  It is a meritocratic
model at the project level, although TSG may be the most well known
example of such a model.  Of course, there are no TSGs in maemo today
and project management varies from good to almost none at all.  It is my
hope that projects will think more about their governance and management,
and be reassured that if they have a good project, such as CSSU IMO, that
Council will support their independent decision making and the community
will benefit because Council can instead focus on funding, infrastructure,
resourcing of the websites & services on maemo.org.  If they want to have a
TSG, that's fine.  If they want to organize some other way (so long as it is
open), that's fine too.  But let's try to improve the sustainability of
maemo projects.  How would it be different than today?  I guess project
promotion is a carrot encouraging projects to have good procedures.  Then
hopefully, council won't have to step in as much or get complaints that it
is difficult to pick up a project.

> It's not clear to me (or others, I suspect) what you're planning on
> changing the governance *of*.
Personally, I don't think it changes the governance much.  That was
Jeremiah's concern, not mine.

> Thanks in advance,
> Andrew
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