On Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 11:17 AM, Yaroslav M. Blanter <putevod(a)mccme.ru>
there have been several discussions over the years, and those which I
remember (the first one was Lodewijk's proposal in 2008? 2009?) were either
rejected/not endorsed by the board, or got stalled on meta with no
I remember some dating back to 2005. But it does not mean the situation has
not matured since.
My impression is therefore that some sort of a
preparatory work is needed
to avoid these two traps. Ideally, there would be a drafting group with a
broad representation (possibly the members of the group will be prohibited
to sit in the first edition of the elected body), and the Board will
preliminary express an interest (so that the group knows the chances are
not zero). Of course we can just agree on electing the representative body
witout actually asking the Board, but I am not sure this would be the right
way of doing it.
Agreed. A mixed working group could be a way to go.