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Hi Franklin.

Daniel appeared to be responding negatively to Michael's question rather
than asking any of his own. I see no reason why Board members need to argue
between themselves on this thread when you've plenty of scope for that on
your secret lists.

Best regards,

Simon

On Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 3:09 PM Franklin Weng <franklin@slat.org> wrote:

Did you mean that Daniel has no rights to speak out his question?  If so,
In what rules say only candidates can reply questions to MC candidates?

If no, then why did you ask such a question?

F
Simon Phipps 於 2020/9/4 下午9:47 寫道:

I was not aware you were a candidate, Daniel. Did I miss your nomination?

S.

On Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 2:29 PM Daniel Armando Rodriguez <
drodriguez@documentfoundation.org> wrote:

El 2020-09-04 08:17, Michael Meeks escribió:
Hi Andreas,

On 03/09/2020 19:59, Andreas Mantke wrote:
b) TDF currently has 221 members and none of them asked any question
to
the candidates!

That's something to think long and hard about. What does this mean to
the democratic culture of the foundation. It was created to get the
members / contributors a voice and a say.

      Fair enough =) good point - here are a few questions I came up
with.
Please note - it is trivial to ask more questions in a few minutes than
can be answered in a lifetime - but here are a few things I'd love to
know
from each candidate:

      What is the right list for that ? board-discuss I hope.

* many MC members say they want to expand the membership.
  Given that LibreOffice is rather static in terms of its
  number of those involved in development: coding, UX,
  translation, documentation etc.

      + how do you plan to gain lots of new contributors ?

Don't need to be 'a lot'

      + Do you think we expand the membership by accpting
        more marginal contributions for membership cf.

https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/TDF/Membership_Role#Contributing

What's the 'more marginal contributions' meaning?

      + what effect do you expect that to have on the project ?

* If you've stood before, approximately how many people have
  you encouraged to apply for membership ?

* How many applications have you voted against ?

* Do you believe we should have a half-way house / badge
  between membership and non-membership that encourages
  a person, and gives the a path via more contribution to
  achieve full membership ?

* When there are no concrete metrics (such as translated strings,
  code commits, wiki changes, ask comments, etc.) available to
  decide on a person's contribution; what is best practice for
  MC members vouching for their friends' contributions, and how
  should other MC members validate that ?

* To what degree should the MC's decisions & discussion
  be transparent (ie. publicly available) ?

Any relation to MC Open Letter?

* How do you believe we can improve the existing election
  system - assuming the statutes can be tweaked ?
      + I'm interested in where we have the situation that
        being too popular can stop you being able to
        engage at all as a deputy - as we saw with
        Miklos/Jona in the last MC election, and Kendy
        in the last Board election.

'Too popular'? What about that tiny little issue callled affiliation?





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