Discussion of Server Working Group governance
sgallagh at redhat.com
Mon Oct 28 12:55:44 UTC 2013
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The first goal of the Working Group process is to plan our governance
process for future members of the Server Working Group. I think the
place we should start is by gathering a list of requirements that a
governance charter will need to keep in mind. I'll list my thoughts
below, please raise your own concerns as well.
In no particular order (stream of consciousness):
== Voting Members ==
* Number of voting members for the Working Group.
* How long a term do the voting members serve?
* Should there be term limits or mandatory breaks?
* Should there be reserved chairs for specific constituencies (e.g.
QA, Ambassadors, Release Engineering)?
* Voting method?
* Who can vote?
== Charter ==
* How do we approve the initial charter?
* How do we later amend the charter?
== My initial thoughts ==
I am open to counter-arguments, naturally.
 For simplicity, I suspect we want to stick with range-voting as in
the other elections. We already have the tools for this.
 I recommend we stick with FPCA+1 as a rule for voting.
 For the initial charter, I think if it's not unanimous, we need to
 I think amendments should require "voting members - 1". It
shouldn't be possible for a single dissenting vote to hold things up
(they should get to have their say), but otherwise I think that a
near-unanimous vote should be required to change the fundamental
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