On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 04:26:36PM -0400, Ben Cotton wrote:
On Mon, May 11, 2020 at 3:13 PM Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek <
> > 1. Why do you want to be a member of FESCo?
> > 2. How do you currently contribute to Fedora? How does that
> > contribution benefit the community?
> > 3. How should we handle cases where Fedora's and Red Hat Enterprise
> > Linux's needs are at odds?
> Hmm, that swings the pendulum very far in the other direction. The
> first two questions are about the candidate, and the last is about
> a very specific facet of community collaboration. There is no general
> question about current challenged or Fedora direction. Can we please
> include something like that too?
> Do you suggest dropping #1 or 2, or adding a fourth question?
Speaking for myself as an individual, I'm not convinced the current
challenges-type questions are entirely useful. In my experience, they
mostly serve as a way for candidates to express frustration but don't
result in proactive changes. I see the first question implicitly including
that question, so what if we made it more explicit:
1. Why do you want to be a member of FESCo? How do you expect to help steer
the direction of Fedora?
(I don't love the wording, so I'll keep giving it some thought, but that's
the general idea)
Suggestion: Drop the set of questions entirely, replace with:
Please write a short essay here describing your background, your past
contributions to the Fedora Project, what you hope to accomplish, why
community members should vote for you and any additional infromation you
feel would be helpfull to community memebers.
The questions came out of the 'questionare' that was questions gathered
from the community. Then it became "lets just use the same questions
since we don't have many new ones". At this point I'd prefer just a
short essay from candidates with information i could use to select who
to vote for.
If we just make it an essay with suggestions of what to include, I think
it might be more engaging than just a sentence or two on specific
Just a thought.