FSFE General Assembly Fellowship Representative Election

Joe Awni joe.awni at gmail.com
Tue Apr 11 20:21:14 UTC 2017


The husting (singular) was the occasion for an interesting discussion
with candidates. But, as others have indicated, we don't need a
special occasion to upload IRC logs to the wiki. Alot of interesting
ideas are coming up in this email thread. I invite all to introduce on
#fsfe on freenode to continue the discussion. I'm logged in as
FreeSoftwareJoe and can up-date my homepage (
https://wiki.fsfe.org/Activities/Election/JoeAwni ) with quotes. A way
to organise the threads...will likely present itself as the discussion
starts to require it...


On 11 April 2017 at 05:39, Daniel Pocock <daniel at pocock.pro> wrote:
> On 10/04/17 19:20, Albert Dengg wrote:
>> hi, 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
>> time.
>>> 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 noticed there were long lead times between the call for nominations,
> the closing of nominations and the start of voting.
> If the time between the close of nominations (10 February) and start
> of voting (10 April) is not really being used for campaigning then
> maybe those dates should be closer together.
>>> [...]
>>>> 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
> For discussions (mailing list, board meeting, etc) to lead to action
> it is really useful for people to propose a course of action.  E.g. if
> somebody says "FSFE should spend $10,000 on foo", that provides a
> specific action that people can discuss.
> I've seen many discussions in different communities where no specific
> action is proposed or where there is no sign of a volunteer who is
> willing to undertake the proposed effort.
> Regards,
> Daniel
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