Whether to record meetings is a separate question from whether to release
the recordings publicly.
We have seen a lot of disagreement among Trustees recently. That's a
massive and *entirely avoidable* distraction for the movement. Please,
start recording the meetings -- if only for the benefit of Trustees and
their (understandably fallible) memories.
And please revisit the question of whether or not to release some of those
video recordings publicly -- but not urgently. That part can wait until
after some more pressing things have been sorted out.
I have yet to hear a good argument why recording meetings (irrespective of
whether the recordings are made public) would be a bad thing.
On Sat, Mar 5, 2016 at 7:15 PM, John Mark Vandenberg <jayvdb(a)gmail.com>
On Sun, Mar 6, 2016 at 9:58 AM, jytdog
This is my first posting here. Sorry if I do anything wrong.
I wanted to note here the following post from James Heilman:
And I guess this one too
I fully understand what folks have said about the unworkability of
videotaping meetings, and I also understand and appreciate what Risker
wrote about minutes being legal documents that need to reviewed and
approved by all.
At the same time, some enduring record seems essential. Recordings that
are not made public, but that can be used to verify when things like the
above happen? So not open, but recorded?
What is really hard about those two posts, is the irresolvable
in statements that were made about those events.
Start recording now, for private use of the board and associated staff
to save them time and so at least the internal disputes are about what
was meant rather than what was actually said.
And push the "open" part part of this topic until further down the
road, when there is a little more bandwidth to evaluate it properly.
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