FSFE General Assembly Fellowship Representative Election

Albert Dengg albert at fsfe.org
Mon Apr 10 17:20:25 UTC 2017

On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 06:41:52PM +0200, Paul Boddie wrote:
> I understand that things do get mixed up, but I think it was pretty 
> unfortunate that an event was announced and then occurred at another time. I 
> found out about it on the wiki, obviously, whose recent changes page I tend to 
> follow. (I accept that this makes me somewhat unusual, but it is a habit that 
> has proved useful when moderating and administering wiki sites.)
i used to read the changelog of _all_ wiki pages for quite some
> Now, I did have a brief conversation with Jonas about this on IRC, and it is 
> possible that I didn't get an e-mail announcing the meeting - my Fellowship 
> renewal was occurring during this period, so I might not have been on the 
> right list at that point - but what worries me is that there doesn't seem to 
> be much said in public about the topic at all. I could be as unkind as to say 
> that an election with little discussion around it probably isn't being taken 
> very seriously by very many people.
i obviously can't speak for other people, personally i do think
that they are importand, though i cannot say what went wrong here,
as i was not involved the organization of the election.
> [...]
> > i would recommend to ask them directly to take part in that, either
> > to write more in the wiki or take part in i a discussion here as i'm
> > not shure if they are subscribed to this list.
> I think that this is perhaps another problem. No-one wants to spend all their 
> time on the Internet discussing and arguing about things, but if people aren't 
> on this list or on some other list where they can engage with the electorate, 
> then what kind of representation do we have?
well, at least two of the candidates are definitly here...however
since not everybody knows all maillinglist, i just wanted to point
it out


> I used "appointed" for want of a better word, but this is a topic that 
> possibly needs revisiting, not because I disagree with the legal structure of 
> the organisation, but to make it clearer to Fellows what their influence and 
> role is. One might say that Fellows (along with sponsors) are merely providers 
> of the means by which the organisation may continue to operate, which is not 
> something I have a problem with, either, but it might influence individuals' 
> decisions about whether the FSFE is the right organisation for them or not.
there have been lots of discussions on this over the years i think
and i think that fsfe really wants to be transperant and get
feedback from the community but of course the success varies in my
expirience over the last 10 years i'm involved now.

even though discussions can be long and tiresome, feedback and
involvment is always welcome, though i think general discussions on
improvments might merrit their own thread and lets keep this one on
the topic of the election and interaction with the candidates might
be a good idea.

> > please feel free to ask as i think good communication will only
> > improve our work and i welcome you and any other fellows to try to
> > make informed discussions.
> Thank you for your response! (And Daniel and Florian, too.)
your welcome.

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