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Il giorno ven 28 ago 2020 alle ore 08:18 Andreas Mantke <> ha


I have two first questions to the candidates:

Thank you for asking and thus giving the opportunity to express our

a) regarding the mission of the MC (§ 12 of the statutes) have you
already participated in board calls during the last two years as
external (non-member)?

I did, now and then, but my daily job doesn't leave me so much spare time,
particularly during the day, as I haven't a fixed place / office to work,
but most of the time I go all day round to my clients. And that's why I've
never ran for BoD.

b) What is your personal take on a 'cooling down' periode between being
a member of leading bodies of the foundation, regarding the first
sentence in the statutes § 12?

The "diving" or jumping from MC to BoD is something I've never liked too
much. In particular that led several times MC to run out of deputies, and
for this reason I asked and obtained to have 4 of them in MC, which could
look like a big number, compared to the number of full members (5), but
facts demonstrated that I was right.

I perceived this behaviour in the past as a kind of betrayal against the
members who voted to have a member in charge for that role for the whole 2
years of a term, but lately I understood that at the end MC is also a way
to get more in contact with TDF's core government and to learn how things
work in it, so it's almost natural to serve in MC and then go to BoD.
Obviously it would be much better to complete a term and then wait for next
BoD elections, giving also the opportunity to "cool down", lowering the
risk of an uncomfortable situation where the "controllers" (MC) may have
to weigh and decide about or against a person who used to be among them.

Moreover a cool down period helps to have a better objective and distant
perspective on TDF, but still having a deeper experience to understand and
judge, from my point of view. On the other hand everyone is free to resign
whenever they want from MC.
Let's say that this is an interesting point that could be put on a To Do
List to be discussed by the BoD as part of a possible bylaw, which could
include some more points.

I hope to have replied in a satisfactory way, but I'm obviously available
for more possible clarifications.
Gabriele Ponzo


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