Group proposal: FEMA, the Fedora Election Management and Administration

Toshio Kuratomi a.badger at
Wed Nov 17 20:19:44 UTC 2010

On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 01:01:54PM -0500, Max Spevack wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Nov 2010, Sandro "red" Mathys wrote:
> > Actually I thought the elections to be a matter dealed with by the 
> > board but apparently that's not the case and no-one feels responsible 
> > either. Maybe that task should be added to the CWGs tasks? The CWG is 
> > already a go-between for the community and the committees and I think 
> > elections belong to the same field.
> Possibly controversial statement time:
> If the CWG is doing anything other than (more or less):
> (1) Identifying gaps or lapses in Fedora Project processes
> (2) Spec-ing out the critical path to address those gaps or lapses
> and
> (3) Finding and cultivating leadership to address those gaps or lapses 
> in a way that can be maintained going forward
> then I submit to you that the CWG will be Doing It Wrong.
> We don't want to end up with a Community Working Group that is now 
> accountable (as an entity) for some portfolio of tasks within Fedora. 
> All that does is create another level of oversight and committee.
Thanks for saying this Max, it was bothering me as well.

I think the CWG will work well as a group that works to get people to
communicate with each other by various, more personal means.  Putting the
CWG in charge of making sure certain jobs get done would interfere with its

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