Open Letter: Why I, Kevin Kofler, am not rerunning for FESCo

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Mon May 3 22:01:24 UTC 2010

Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> As I have pointed out in both public and private emails to you

Why are you telling all this stuff to me? I'm ALREADY complaining about our 
processes being undemocratic. The points you make are very real. But I don't 
agree with you that the solution has to be some formal framework. If our 
representatives actually, well, REPRESENTED their electorate, things would 
work much better. Now of course none of the representatives knows who voted 
for them because the vote is anonymous, but as you explained, there are 
reasons to represent even those who did not vote for oneself, or at all, 

In some cases, the people to represent are even our users, e.g. they asked 
for "adventurous" updates, so why does the Board decide on a "vision" for 
conservative updates? Are people that set on their personal preference that 
they can't see that our users want something different?

        Kevin Kofler

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