[nbdiscuss] Re: Proposal for extending the election term for the NetBeans Governance Board
- From: John Ceccarelli <
- Cc: John Yeary <
- Subject: [nbdiscuss] Re: Proposal for extending the election term for the NetBeans Governance Board
- Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 07:45:46 -0700
- Organization: Oracle Corporation
Yes, Sven is making this request on behalf of the entire board.|
On 3/15/2012 7:29 AM, John Yeary wrote:
type="cite">Though I am not a board member, I think that your
proposal for a 12 month term makes more sense than six months.
I hope the other board members reach the same consensus and
make the appropriate changes.
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On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 6:04 PM, Sven
the NetBeans Governance Board is starting the process for
of the next Board.
As part of this process I would like to propose the
to the actual rules:
- Extension of the term from now 6 months to 12 months,
the new elected Board in about 2 months.
After serving for nearly two terms on the Board and after
in last term with Tom and this term with Zoran, we decided
a 12 months
term helps to get things done. If you are new to the Board
probably try to get some idea about Open Source, processes,
or similar going.
With now monthly conference calls you end up with a long
time (which you need, if you want Oracle buy in) until you
To give you an idea, let me give you an example. Starting
in the first call you establish the meeting procedure and
stuff, maybe you state your ideas for you term. With the
you are getting into more details, trying to get some
coordinate the effort. Now add 2 to 3 iterations and you are
nearing the end of your term, before you can make sure that
proposed changes will take place. If now a new board is
elected - who
pursues your ideas and makes sure things really get done?
Based on this experience I propose the extension of the term
to 12 months.
Based on your feedback the acting Governance Board will
extend / not
extend the term for the next Board.
Let the discussion begin!
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