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Re: [atlarge-discuss] Rules on Election of Chair
I have always thought that VB has tried to be fair in terms of being a
chair, and I would prefer if he would just get on and do the panel election,
but he he doesn't, I'm sure the panel can sort things out.
Frankly, I don't think anyone on the board can veto anyone else as chair.
The 11 elected people will just decide who they want. VB's "radical"
"moderate" discription is silly IMO, who is "moderate" or "radical" about
what I'm not sure, and I'm not sure myself if that is the most important
issue. Certainly there is a lot of stuff to do, and coldwar politics
don't have much to do with most of this. VB is free to nominate and vote
for whoever he likes, for whatever reasons, as is everyone else on the
panel. Once this melodrama is over, we can try to address the dozens of
loose ends that we need to address to run a membership organization.
Vittorio Bertola wrote:
On Wed, 07 Aug 2002 09:31:40 -0400, you wrote:
I'm sure VB will do an excellent job resolving this issue. It is August, so
nothing is easy right now.... of course.
We could ask someone to manually act as a tiny version of our
elections system: each panel member sends him his vote, he assigns
back an anonymized code and publishes back all votes anonymized. I
think that our current watchdogs could be available to run this.
Anyway, please, this issue is bursting out too much. The point is not
running a beauty contest, but is selecting a Chair that can be
effective and unite the panel and the membership, rather than split
them up in two different parties. I think that all panel members would
have sufficient skills to be effective Chairs; so in my view it is
better if we all agree on a candidate that can represent all of us,
rather than growing up a conflict. We were not elected to struggle for
a seat, but to accomplish some real work; and after all, we all share
the final goals.
It appears clear to me that I cannot, at this stage, be supported by
the whole panel; and the same can be said for Joanna and Jamie. I am
thought to be too moderate, and they are thought to be too extreme. So
wouldn't it be simpler if we agreed on another person?
James Love, Consumer Project on Technology
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