Re: Søren Hansen and Michael Bienia

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Sat Oct 31 17:08:36 GMT 2009

On Sat, 31 Oct 2009 09:59:15 +0100 Daniel Holbach <daniel.holbach at> wrote:
>Am Samstag, den 31.10.2009, 02:58 +0100 schrieb Stefan Potyra:
>> That aside, I find it very interesting and disturbing that membership of 
>> otherwise voted upon boards are (as it occurs to me from this mail) prolonged 
>> by the will of one developer. Maybe you can clear up what happened? Did that 
>> happen on request of the community council? Or was it that tech board 
>> interfered here? And if either, on what basis? Or anything else I just didn't 
>> get?
>It was not the will of one developer (Martin merely pushed the buttons
>in LP), but an unanimous decision by the TB and CC. Here's the details.
>Søren and Michael were going to lose their team membership in a couple
>of days, the result being that we wouldn't have had quorum in the
>meeting in which we processed Jonathan's application and had a
>discussion with Marc (and probably skip the next one or two meetings
>too, because that's how long elections take).
>We bounced the idea of elections back and forth and discussed if it
>really made sense, as the Developer Membership Board is soon going to
>take over developer applications completely. There is no concrete
>timeline for this transition yet, so Søren and Michael said that an
>extension of 3 months were the maximum they were comfortable with to
>bridge the gap between now and then.
>True it was a pragmatic decision, but not by one developer, but by our
>top governance bodies and it was sensibly discussed with all the pros
>and cons.
>Hope that explains some missing details.
>Have a great day,
> Daniel

Would you please point me to the minutes of the meetings or the archive of the discussion where this decision was taken?

Scott K

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