Op dinsdag 4 september 2018 10:13:08 CEST schreef Per Jessen:
Jim Henderson wrote:
Richard, you know that I trust the board. But that said, there's a question of accountability - "trust, but verify" is important for the membership to know that the board is doing what they were elected to do.
In order to make an informed decision when someone runs for a second term on the board, how is anyone to know that the person they're voting for is representing their interests if the decisions they make (or votes they cast) aren't open to public review?
Eh, so far only Henne, Kostas and yours truely were re-elected. Where I happen to know Kostas ran for a second term mainly because no other candidates stood up for election.
Thanks for putting it so succinctly, that's exactly what I tried to say a few days back.
I agree with Richard that the board is an entity and should operate as a team. Read the Board rules / wiki etc. once again and the whole setup is like that. Which for me doesn't limit me in having personal opinions about matters at all. I also agree that the Board should be the ultimate point of resort when it comes to conflict resolution, decisions that can be made fine without the board's interference. Like most of you I do support transparency, but I object to total transparency. Strongly. I've seen the results of such a couple of years ago, and one of the results was the public virtual lynching of a couple of people involved. What was mentioned in public cannot be unmentioned. Sensitive info IMNSHO should stay private. Another thing that comes to mind when voting is public, is that ( also from experience ) there's a fair chance that the community will not discuss board decicions, but the voting behaviour of it's individual members. A more technical thing is that a result will be that on every board meeting one of the members can hardly join the discussion since full minutes require someone only doing that. Re. the public meetings: I do remember those, but they were IRC only.
Then again, I'm full of confidence that we, board and community, will find some balance here. The Board already started paying extra attention to the minutes, make sure they're published after each meeting, and some of us took part in the discussion here. Which IMO is a healthy discussion.