Xubuntu team direction

Elizabeth Krumbach lyz at ubuntu.com
Mon Jan 4 14:03:31 UTC 2010

On Fri, Jan 1, 2010 at 3:31 PM, Pasi Lallinaho <open at knome.fi> wrote:
> I understand that a complete consensus (and pleasing everyone) might not be
> something we can achieve with 3+ members (either), but it really gives me a
> more community-based feeling. And in the end, I'm only proposing 4 members,
> and there's not really a decent way of determining which team (leader)
> should not be in the council. If you have an idea which team/who should NOT
> be in the council, please point your finger on the team.

FWIW, size-wise, the standard 5 person council which includes a chair
who can break ties[0] in votes has worked very well for other teams.
It's still small enough to not be a bureaucratic hassle, but tends to
give good representation of the community, healthy discussions with
several viewpoints that hold official weight and doesn't put strain on
the council time-wise - in a 5 person council, it's ok if two members
are unavailable, quorum can still be met so decisions can be made and
the project moved forward.

Hope this helps.

[0] when taking into account absences and people abstaining, a 5
member council can have ties.

Elizabeth Krumbach // Lyz // pleia2

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