[Linux-aus] Can Linux Australia survive?

Mary Gardiner mary-la at puzzling.org
Fri Jul 1 13:54:02 UTC 2005

On Fri, Jul 01, 2005, James Purser wrote:
> Something like this would be a good idea I think:
> Executive committee members (President, Vice President, Secretary and
> Treasurer) server for two years while the standard members serve annual
> terms. This would allow the executive members to really get into their
> positions while also allowing for more people to become involved within
> the committee process.

They'd still need to be "staggered" terms to achieve the desired effect,
which is strong institutional memory. Having the entire knowledge base
of the organisation replaced every two years is nearly as bad as every
year -- possibly even worse because it's more likely the entire
executive will want to go. The staggering would help by only having
*half* of the executive/committee leave at the end of each year, and
never have an ordinary selection where the entire committee is replaced.


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