[OpenStack Foundation] Transparency, was "Individual Member Director Elections"

Doug Hellmann doug.hellmann at dreamhost.com
Tue Oct 8 14:50:52 UTC 2013

Relying on the board members to do everything imposes artificial limits on
the activities and effectiveness of the foundation. We have far more
members interested in contributing than we have seats on the board.
Creating a small communications team would address the transparency
situation and provide a way for those members to contribute at the same

On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 9:14 PM, Jim Jagielski <jimjag at gmail.com> wrote:

> Just how many people are on the board? Either stuff is a priority or it
> isn't. And when resources are limited is when one sees what really are
> priorities.
> --
> Jim Jagielski
> Brief? Mobile
> On Oct 7, 2013, at 8:27 PM, Doug Hellmann <doug.hellmann at dreamhost.com>
> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 7, 2013 at 7:08 PM, Troy Toman <troy at tomanator.com> wrote:
>> We all whiffed on this one. In the effort to get something done before
>> the window closed, I think we were completely blind to the transparency
>> obligation. Huge lesson for me here as I have always advocated for more
>> transparency from this board. There is no excuse but it turns out to be
>> harder to remember than I expected. Hopefully, we will an infrastructure in
>> place soon that makes this the default for all board interactions.
> Other boards with which I have been involved had an appointed position
> (not necessarily a board member) to handle the communications. For example,
> I served as Communications Directory for the Python Software Foundation for
> two years. Perhaps we should consider creating a similar position.
> Doug
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