[Linux-aus] With elections coming up soon I thought I'd post a few ideas

Pia Waugh greebo at pipka.org
Sun Dec 4 05:40:02 UTC 2005

Hi Sridhar and Janet,

<quote who="Sridhar Dhanapalan">

> > This means that the big challenging things which have to prove
> > themselves are likely to occur at a project level?
> > Is that where most of the permanent solutions are likely to be formed?
> > How are projects proposed and teams formed? Perhaps they are intended to
> > have a variable run time depending on the task?
> > If so would that get away from the bandaid issue?
> It might. What sort of accountability/oversight is there for projects and 
> teams?

Actually, Janet is right, most of the interesting stuff LA does is being
done by sub-cttes and the sub-ctte model is supposed to mean that the org is
ever scalable and reflective of what the community is interested in and what
needs to be done without burning out a small number of people (aka the main
ctte). Jon and I set out the main ctte responsibilities recently at
http://wiki.linux.org.au/Ctte/CtteResponsibilities and as you can see, it is
limited in order to be achievable. The sub-cttes
http://www.linux.org.au/projects/sub-cttes/ have a policy and can have their
power revoked if they do the wrong thing by the community or LA. Easy :)

I think yearly elections, but with an expectation of named seats to take on
more than one year is a good idea, so we continue to have new blood, and
between the community expectation and the sub-cttes, there are enough checks
and balances to ensure continuity of the organisation.


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