Simon Lees wrote:
On 26/08/2018 06:46, Bryan Lunduke wrote:
This is incorrect.
The openSUSE Board also makes budgetary decisions, endorsement decisions (and policies / plans), coordination with other organizations (and individuals), event planning, and even decisions of who will (or won't) be allowed to be members of openSUSE (or utilize openSUSE resources).
I'll only reply to this part because its slightly incorrect. The board has no say in who becomes an openSUSE member, this is done by a separate membership committee as to avoid a conflict of interest. Yes the board can in certain situations remove members but if the community doesn't think we handle this correctly they can also choose to remove us or not vote for us the next time.
Maybe there are a couple of issues here that the Board ought to address.
We don't vote for "us", we vote for "you", so a) how can we know if a board member handles <a situation correctly> if the vote/opinion of the individual is not public?
b) why is it that the Board can dismiss a member but not admit one? I.e. do we not need to avoid conflicts of interest when dismissing a member?