FSFE General Assembly Fellowship Representative Election

Paul Boddie paul at boddie.org.uk
Mon Apr 10 14:16:04 UTC 2017


I noticed that the election of the Fellowship representative to the FSFE 
General Assembly has begun. I had previously wanted to know a bit more about 
the candidates' positions on how the FSFE might empower its volunteers and act 
as an amplifier for their activities.

Unfortunately, the "hustings" were announced as taking place on two 
consecutive days [1], subsequently reduced to one [2], and then took place on 
the day that was "unannounced". There hasn't been any other discussion about 
the candidates' positions, as far as I can tell.

Now, reading the candidates' statements, only one of the candidates mentions 
volunteering and really only in the context of more of it being required, 
which doesn't necessarily make sense if volunteer activities end up not being 
particularly efficient or productive. So, I wouldn't mind knowing what the 
candidates want to do about making FSFE a venue for individual Fellows to be 
able to make a difference, both in the organisation and beyond.

(In the context of this being an election to a board with only a couple of 
Fellows present and the remainder being appointed [3], it might be interesting 
to know what the candidates *can* do about the above. But maybe that is 
another topic.)

Maybe there's nothing to discuss here at all, but I thought it still might be 
worth asking about such things here, anyway.



[3] https://fsfe.org/about/team#general-assembly

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