[OpenStack Foundation] Agreement on requiring board candidates to attend the meetings, and, why didn't this dogpile dial into the last meeting?

Jim Jagielski jimjag at gmail.com
Fri Oct 11 10:21:29 UTC 2013

On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 6:20 PM, Atwood, Mark <mark.atwood at hp.com> wrote:

> Hi!****
> ** **
> ++ on requiring candidates to dial into or attend the meetings for the
> previous year.  I love that idea.****
> ** **
> I would go farther…  FWIW, I’m a touch annoyed by the dogpile in this
> thread from all the people who were NOT dialed into the last meeting, and
> who were not on the IRC channel for the board meeting.  I was there.  Why
> weren’t you all?  If you have an opinion on the Board’s activities, SHOW
> UP.  It’s not like the meetings are a surprise, or that it’s hard to dial
> in.  The schedule and access codes are not at the bottle of a locked filing
> cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying Beware
> of the Leopard.

Mark, I know you don't mean to, but the above sounds quite self-serving
and, if I dare, disingenuous.  Are you suggesting that all people
interested in OpenStack are in the same timezone, or close to it? Are you
suggesting that all people interested in it have the same flexibility in
scheduling that you do? To simply dismiss what I consider valuable and
useful information with a "you weren't there so be quiet" statement
disenfranchises *HUGE* parts of the OpenStack community who *do* care.
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