On 2/7/06, Steve Bennett <stevage(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Until now Jimbo
has had to step in whenever
people (especially cabal members) need to be told to cool off. He
shouldn't have to. Jimbo's role is being the face of the foundation and
being the last court of appeal. He has to handle all the Wikimedia
projects -- he shouldn't be spending his time tackling problems on the
Agree. I suspect the only issue is getting people to trust the
authority and good sense of other people. They *must* be appointed
directly by Jimbo for that to happen, I think.
Didn't work with Kelly Martin. In practice it is those who have been
directly elected by the community who hold the strongest position.
Jimbo apointees have the problem that they instantly pick up oposition
in the form of people wanting to blame "the cabal" for things. Elected
people have the advantage that when under pressure they can show that
community supported them. Apointees can't.