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

Jim Jagielski jimjag at gmail.com
Tue Oct 8 15:00:12 UTC 2013

I find it hard to fathom a board of 24 people finding a lack of time to
make issues of openness and transparency a priority.

On Tue, Oct 8, 2013 at 10:50 AM, Doug Hellmann
<doug.hellmann at dreamhost.com>wrote:

> 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
> time.
> 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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