RFC: FESCo Future

Michael J. Knox michael at knox.net.nz
Mon Apr 24 03:31:37 UTC 2006

seth vidal wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-04-24 at 15:23 +1200, Michael J. Knox wrote:
>> seth vidal wrote:
>>> On Sun, 2006-04-23 at 21:46 -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
>>>> Yes, I agree.  We want a mix of both old and new members at any one time.
>>>> That way, we don't get a radical change of plans or focus every year.
>>>> So, there are some members who want to leave FESCO at the moment.  That is
>>>> fine.  Thank them for their contributions and let them go.  Then elect
>>>> enough members to make FESCO a governing body of 13.  Then in 6 months,
>>>> those that were there already have their term up and you elect another half.
>>> At the risk of sounding pessmistic - do we have 7 new people who
>>> actually want the jobs? Also how do we handle the issue of security in
>>> terms of the package-signing key during transitions? Clearly anyone
>>> outgoing shouldn't keep access to the key.
>> I would certainly be interested in taking part in FESCO, though I doubt 
>> my current level of presence and suitability in Fedora Extras is 
>> probably not up to par with others, but I do think you would find the 
>> right people easily enough.
>> Who says that someone _has_ to go at the end of 6months? Can they not be 
>> re-elected if they have been nominated?
> not saying they do but to be honest you have to be a special kind of
> masochist to keep doing this stuff and not be paid for it.

Agreed... but masochist are abound.. I worked for a commercial distro 
for 3 years with out being paid a cent.. :-) sadist? masochist? absolutely.


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