On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 6:39 PM, Paul W. Frields <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 30, 2010 at 11:41:12AM -0700, Robyn Bergeron wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 29, 2010 at 1:04 PM, Paul W. Frields <email@example.com> wrote:
>> > On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 07:44:22AM -0700, Robyn Bergeron wrote:
>> >> On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 8:12 AM, inode0 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> >> > On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 9:51 AM, Paul W. Frields <email@example.com> wrote:
>> >> >> Hello FAB folks,
>> >> >>
>> >> >> With a Fedora release looming in the future, it's time again to
>> >> >> sharpen our quills and prepare for elections! *That means we need (1)
>> >> >> a schedule, (2) someone to administer candidate questionnaires,
>> >> >> assuming voters continue to find them helpful, and (3) people to help
>> >> >> run any town hall meetings for the candidates.
>> >> >
>> >> > I spoke shortly after the last election with Larry Cafiero about
>> >> > handling the questionnaires during this election. I'll try to confirm
>> >> > with him soon if he is still willing to fill that role.
>> >> >
>> >> > Candidates complete questionnaire: May 6-11
>> >> > Questionnaire answers posted: May 12
>> >> > Town halls: May 13-19
>> >> >
>> >> > This might need a bit more of a gap as organizing the responses takes
>> >> > a bit of time and it is good to have the answers posted a few days
>> >> > before townhalls begin so everyone has a chance to read them prior to
>> >> > attending.
>> >> >
>> >> > I'm willing to again organize the townhalls and round up moderators
>> >> > for them unless someone else would like to give that a go this time.
>> >> I'd be happy to help out here; it would be awesome <mchua hat>if there
>> >> was an SOP</mchua hat> on how to organize townhalls and/or be a
>> >> moderator so that those of us who have only been around for one
>> >> election cycle can come up to speed quickly.
*(I can help you out
>> >> with writing the SOP, too, but I'd obviously need some guidance
>> >> there.)
>> >> IMO - it's good to have different people fulfilling different roles in
>> >> Election Operations once in a while; it definitely lends itself to the
>> >> openness / transparency thing. *Also, I don't think we should let
>> >> people become entrenched in these roles to the point where they feel
>> >> as though they could not actually be nominated for an elected position
>> >> because... who would work on X portion of the process, conflict of
>> >> interest, etc. *(Or, alternately, not go on vacation.)
>> > So it sounds like we have some clear owners for townhalls and
>> > questionnaires, John Rose and Larry Cafiero respectively. *Robyn,
>> > perhaps you would be interested in taking up one or more moderator
>> > slots for townhalls? *It seems to me that would be incredibly helpful
>> > for John as he puts those schedules together.
>> Can do - once the schedule is up, I'll sign myself up, and go through
>> old logs in the meantime.
> Since I haven't received any negative feedback in the time this was
> posted (nearly a week), I've updated the [[Elections]] page
> Larry, I put your name in for the questionnaire section.
> I commented out the old table of dates and times so John and you could
> use the tables as needed for new dates and times. *I recommend that
> John use the Fedora Planet and any other appropriate announcement
> channels to invite moderators to help, and advertise the event to
> Thanks to all of you for helping out!
I don't think my feedback was negative but I do think giving Larry
only one day to transcribe and clean up questionnaire responses before
getting them on the wiki is tight and if we happen to have a townhall
at the beginning of the townhall week no one will have to read the
If Larry is ok with that I am too, since he is doing that work. I can
try to leave a day or two before scheduling townhalls if possible to
give people time to read responses. With only 4 townhalls scheduling
should be easier this time around.
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