Hi Paolo, Kendy, all,
On 30/05/2022 13.44, Paolo Vecchi wrote:
After having read the other proposal I have integrated some minor
changes into v 2.1 that you can find here:
Thanks for this, Paolo. Some comments:
Some of the changes implemented:
- added that TDF has increased its contributions also thanks to improved
QA triage, UI and unit tests development
- moved the "app stores management" section under Focus Areas and
removed the long rationale behind the proposed focus area as it should
be by now clear to all. It might be seen as controversial but it is a
natural evolution to have the apps managed directly by TDF
As written in my reply to Kendy  already: With the fact that the BoD
has already decided that TDF will publish apps in the app store by
itself, it seems to be less controversial to me to have that in the
proposal as a potential target area/task for an internal developer.
It is important from my point of view that a strategic proposal of this
type does not contain artificial limitations for TDF to express itself
fully in achieving its goals set in its statutes. While TDF is committed
to working with members of the commercial ecosystem in a mutually
beneficial relationship it should be made clear that third parties and
suppliers (commercial contributors) should not limit what a charitable
organisation can do as that is against our statutes and the principles
TDF was created with.
The ESC provides valuable contributions but it is well represented by
commercial contributors and other external organisations which should
not directly influence TDF's employees. Meetings with the ESC will
provide useful exchange of information which will be evaluated by our
mentors and our ED to take decisions as described in the proposal.
Is that directed at Kendy's proposal?
I either don't fully understand or don't share your concern that ESC
would have too much influence there, since the "Selecting Target Areas"
section in there says that each TDF member can suggest target areas. The
ESC ranks those, but it's ultimately the BoD that decides. Given the BoD
ultimately decides on the target areas, it's unclear to me how ESC would
directly influence TDF's employees.
Can you possibly explain that in a bit more detail?
Looking at the diff between the 2 proposals: While there seem to be
different approaches in some bigger questions (like management, tasks of
developers), some seem to be more of a cosmetic nature.
Without knowing how the process works exactly:
While I don't really expect that there will be a consensus in all
aspects, I'm wondering whether trying to minimize the diff between the
proposals before doing a vote would be reasonable, so there's consensus
in as many aspects as possible.
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