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Inspiring questions even when not running for they MC.  I personally still struggling  with concept of being a Member. Except for they e-mail and a vote. Similar with the task of MC. Formally keeping the BoD in line. They in theory can impeachment on or more board members. It this more checks and balances system.
It's not intended to be needed ever.

So they role is more in another area. Giving advise, feedback. Keeping in touch with members.

Op 4-9-2020 om 13:17 schreef Michael Meeks:
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 ?

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

        + 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) ?

* 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.

        Thanks for any answers =)


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