Op donderdag 6 september 2018 01:03:45 CEST schreef Jim Henderson:
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?
IIRC Like in the forums, I had access to previous board data when starting as a board member. We have a closed ML, minutes have been published before, maybe not on the project ML. Whenever I asked for history I had no knowledge of, I was provided with proper information by the other board members.
Like I've writen in another post on this ML, the board is working on this, let the minutes here be an example. But, like any other team in the project we cannot just go for one suggestion and make that universal truth, we need time to find out what can go public and what can't, what the community consensus is , it's a learning process for us too. Please be aware that all of the board members are looking at / participating in this thread and expressing their own thoughts. That's transparency, isn't it ?
FWIW, one of the things I like about the openSUSE Project, the community, is that we can have these discussions. In the end we'll all benefit.
My 232432 cents.