[FAmSCo] Transition to the new FAmSCo election guidelines

Neville A. Cross neville at taygon.com
Fri Apr 13 00:20:41 UTC 2012

On Thu, 2012-04-12 at 19:55 +0200, Christoph Wickert wrote:
> Hi,
> last week we ratified new FAmSCo election rules [1].  As all of you
> (should) know, these guidelines require a transition from having all
> seats subject to an election every two releases to having half of them
> open every release.  This will improve continuity and solve other
> problems as outlined in [2].
> There are several options to make transition happen:
> Do as is written in the wiki: 7 seats were up for the F17 and earlier
> elections, and the F18 election will have 3 seats up for vote. The 3
> seats that will be up for election will be the bottom 3 vote-getters
> from the F17 election.  The 4 seats not up for election in the F18
> election, will be up for election in F19.
> Rationale:
>       * People agreed to this change.
>       * Shift happens ASAP.
> Downsides:
>       * Two of the three people affected were not present in the
>         meeting.
>       * People were elected under the old rules and for a 12 months
>         cycle.

I was not in the meeting. I am not sure if I am affected, but I think
this is the best option. Even if this affect me, I strongly support this

If we dot agree, and voluntaries are needed, you can count on me.

Best regards

Linux User # 473217

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