[maemo-community] Open Letter from the Hildon Foundation Board to the Maemo Community

From: Craig Woodward woody at rochester.rr.com
Date: Sat Nov 10 04:12:49 EET 2012
Can we please, for the love of all things holy, stop beating this dead horse?

One of the larger things Council can do, frankly, is filter out the noise.  The Board is not there to solve misc petty community arguments or moderation disputes.  It's there to handle transitioning the infrastructure and keeping the servers and related systems up and running.  Doubly so right now as the clock ticks down, they shouldn't have to worry about things irrelevant to their immediate and essential tasks.

Council still has quite a vital role to play in gauging the direction and pulse of the community, and clearly keeping their focus on that community.  Having just ended my term as Council, I can tell you that in itself was almost like having a second job.  To ask one set of people to do both roles is asking them to take on two jobs, strictly as a volunteer, on top of what they do for a living.

Maybe in a year, if things calm down and stabilize enough on the infrastructure side, we may decide as a community that we no longer need to split those roles.  I think most would be fine with that.  But right now, combining those roles would guarantee nobody would run for the position(s) out of sheer lack of time and energy.


---- "twilight312 at gmail.com" <twilight312 at gmail.com> wrote: 

Following this line of thinking, we can reverse it into necessarity of two bodies existence - if they can overlap own purpose, do we really need Council in addition to Board?

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