On Wed, 05 Sep 2018 16:01:43 +0930, Simon Lees wrote:
In reality what some people in this thread need to understand is that you elect the board to deal with complex tricky issues that are not well suited to being dealt with by the community as a whole as such alot of the detail often remains private so the project doesn't need to go through crazy mailing list threads and member votes on every issue. I think that if every board vote becomes public then every remotely controversial discussion is going to come out on the mailing list and then there is really very little point in having an openSUSE board in its current form.
I for one do understand that, Simon - but I think the board also needs to understand that when it asks the membership to trust it, the board also needs to trust the membership, too - that trust is a two-way street.
One question that this paragraph raises for me - does a new board member have access to information about past decisions that have been made (ie, is there a set of private minutes) so there's continuity and history of why decisions were made within the board? Or is that information not recorded, and thus lost?