On Wednesday 29 September 2010 15:21:14 Rupert Horstkötter wrote:
[...] Also the rule to follow if insufficient nominations occur isn't clear to me. If I understand this correct, the board would be able to appoint anyone out of curiosity (incl. the not-voted-for candidate) if the regular vote fails for some reason. This doesn't lead to community
representation of the board from my perspective and thus need to be changed to another mechanism.
So far I have not seen any better mechanism than infinite voting ;). Let me quote from my first text on this:
We should have a light weight process that is not overly complex and results in endless votes. We vote for people that volunteer their time for the openSUSE project and don’t get any material benefits for it. So, let’s keep that in mind when discussing alternatives.
If you have a better proposal, please speak up - but on a practical level I think this is the best thing we as project can do to keep the board functional.
Your valid concern is handled by the additional restriction that any appointments are only appointments until the next election - so for at most a year but never for longer.