[Sugar-devel] [IAEP] Membership deadline.

James Cameron quozl at laptop.org
Mon Nov 30 17:17:13 EST 2015

On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 10:34:11PM +0300, Dan Tenason wrote:
> [...]  Secondly there are six candidates for seven open positions on
> the oversight board.  [...]

I can't find good evidence of that.  I perceive three candidates.

Wiki page said "copied over from last year".  Can also be edited by
anybody, not just the board.

Looking at the edit history, the three candidates are;

- Adam Holt (self edit, 4th November),

- Walter Bender (self edit, 11th November), and;

- Sam Parkinson (self edit, 1st December).

But not Gonzalo Odiard (edited out by himself on 14th November, but
reverted by Sam on 29th November).

So I've moved the "copied over" tag accordingly.

> In a quick search, I could not find any participation by at least
> one of the candidates on any of the SugarLabs communication channels
> since 2013. This opens a few options: Postpone the filing deadline
> and subsequent election.  Appoint the the current candidate list
> leaving one slot open. Reduce the size of the board to fire members
> and hold the election as scheduled.

I agree; if the candidates are less than the seats, then there is no
election.  Good news; as elections are expensive.

> Or, one might seek to understand why interest in Sugar and Sugarlabs
> continues to decline.

No, the governance of an organisation should not be distracted by
such matters.

James Cameron

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