ubuntu-us-tn August 5th Meeting

mac9416 mac9416 at keryxproject.org
Tue Aug 3 20:43:15 BST 2010

To bring up another item, whoever is administrator of the Ubuntu
Tennessee Facebook page should mention the meeting. We want a good
turnout, whatever happens.

On Tue, Aug 3, 2010 at 2:16 PM, Joseph Fennell
<josephfennellster at gmail.com> wrote:
> I believe the issue is more about defining when a leader is inactive.  If
> there is not time on Thursday, I feel, that it can be pushed back a month.
> But for the health of the loco it is something that must be addressed soon.
> On Aug 3, 2010 2:12 PM, "Zach Gibbens" <infocop411 at gmail.com> wrote:
> The August 5th Meeting starts at 8PM for EDT & 7PM for CDT,
> there are two items on the agenda, but honestly, I think we'll only
> have time for one, it's an important & potentially long meeting, since
> we have term limits & re-elections on the agenda
> we nominated members as part of our last meeting (we assumed that
> those elected were allowed to run as re-election, on the condition
> they were still eligible)
> Elections:
> nominated is wrst & cyberanger (with w4ett up for re-election, & I
> assume that means he can run as he was nominated & then elected)
> netritious & jfenn2199 nominated, with ericG for re-election
> nominate wrst & Xpistos for Middle tn poc with pace_t_zulu up for
> re-election
> nominate ragonarkangel & linuxman410 for east tn poc with cyberanger
> (me) up for re-election
> Discuss potential change in term limits or protocol for inactivity in
> Trustee and PoCs
> The issue is when a leader is inactive, or at least hard to contact,
> they are supposed to gracefully step down (based
> on the Leadership Code of Conduct
> http://www.ubuntu.com/community/leadership-conduct )
> as stated in the lcoc
> "Stepping Down
> The Ubuntu Code of Conduct discusses the importance of gracefully
> stepping down from a position. This is particularly important for
> leaders who are responsible for decisions or specific processes - for
> example, if your participation is needed to reach quorum in a team
> council. If someone in a leadership role does not have time to fulfill
> their role temporarily, they should warn their team in advance. If an
> absence becomes extended, they should step down from their leadership
> position until they have more time to follow through. Similarly,
> leaders should step down gracefully -- as described in the Code of
> Conduct. When someone takes on a leadership position in Ubuntu, they
> are making a commitment to step down gracefully and to ensure that
> others on the team can easily continue where they leave off.
> Note that this is less important in cases where the leadership role
> does not "block" decisions while the person is absent. For example, if
> you are one of a team of 50 list moderators, then an extended absence
> does not mean you should necessarily step down, because decisions will
> not be blocked by you not being there. Conversely, if your leadership
> seat is essential for decisions, then extended absences should be very
> carefully managed, and you should consider stepping down or at least
> nominating a stand-in while you will be away."
> I'm still trying to figure out what the goal there is, adjusting the 1
> year term limit, or define inactivity better, so that all leaders know
> when they are hindering group progress or are inactive for too long.
> (adding a personal thought, we are in a recession where lives &
> careers seem to cause some chaos, so any decision could cause more
> stress to this issue if done lightly, so tread carefully or hold this
> one back a month)
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