On 06/09/2018 08:30, Jim Henderson wrote:
On Wed, 05 Sep 2018 22:43:31 +0200, Christian Boltz wrote:
Am Mittwoch, 5. September 2018, 00:21:34 CEST schrieb Jim Henderson:
On Tue, 04 Sep 2018 15:40:29 +0200, Knurpht-openSUSE wrote: But what I'm hearing (no disrespect to any of the board here) is that the board doesn't think the membership can "handle the truth".
I think we are more than capable of handling that information.
Agreed on that, but IMHO you are looking at the wrong problem ;-)
The (IMHO) real problem is that you'll often only know "half of the truth" because we have to keep some aspects private, or simply because the summary in the meeting minutes doesn't include every little detail. (A board meeting usually takes an hour, which is much longer than the minutes which you can read in 3, well, minutes.)
A summary, by definition, isn't a full record of what transpired - so yeah, we understand that. But in cases like this (and I'm thinking of US courts where there's a panel of judges as an example), a "majority opinion" and a "dissenting opinion" are published together. Maybe for issues where it's appropriate, the board could do something like this when there isn't consensus.
In our first couple of meetings as this board there was a couple of topics where we spent more time discussing what we should and shouldn't make public then we actually spent discussing the topic, now that we know where everyone on the board sits with this it doesn't take so long.
We never make things private because we think the "Membership can't handle the truth", sometimes we deal with information that is commercial in confidence for example occasionally a manager within SUSE will share something with us a bit before they make it public knowledge to SUSE employee's. We will generally keep disputes private because we are generally of the view that its in the best interest of the people involved and the community that they are resolved privately. These are generally the only kinds of things the board keeps private, however they are also the kinds of things that the board spends most of its time dealing with.