[Osmf-talk] How to vote to match your view
jon at spiffymap.net
Mon Dec 1 12:49:05 UTC 2014
On 01/12/14 11:05, Ilya Zverev wrote:
> You are opposing term limits. It's not "this proposal vs. better one",
> it's term limits or status quo. You (and the rest of the Board) had a
> week to discuss and fix Simon's resolutions, and three weeks to come
> with an alternative proposal (and it's the Board who set the deadline).
> This behaviour, "do perfectly or do nothing", is what have been
> hindering OSM development for past years, and I hope the new Board
> would actively oppose that. We are not a multimillion industry that
> would lose stocks because of non-perfect actions.
Really? I honestly haven't noticed that being a problem - what
specifically are you saying has been held back?
While the JFDI approach works well for many things, I think when it
comes to making legal changes like the database license or the
governance framework, "do perfectly even if it takes a while" is a
better bet, because once you make any change, it becomes much harder to
muster enthusiasm for any further, more minor, change. So you only get
one shot at it.
> Passing these resolutions is exactly the way to attract more good
> people to do things. It's not like Board members who step down
> suddenly would lose all will to help OSM because of that.
How is holding a controversial debate before the new board has had time
to gel, and passing rules about kicking board members out, going to
attract good people to the board? Sounds like a recipe for deterring
people to me.
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