So, I don't see what can really be done about
that. I'm pretty resigned to the fact that committees, lawyers, and
other random things seem to spring from nowhere without anyone,
sometimes even the two elected board members, having heard about them.
Clearly we aren't in control of the organization, and I don't see how
that's likely to change.
That is a very strange interpretation of recent events, to be honest
with you. The committees did not spring "from nowhere" but are, as you
may want to notice, creations of, by, and for the community. The
lawyers are not robots, they are community members. When I turn to
someone like Michael Snow or Brad Patrick or Jean-Baptiste Souffron for
help with legal issues, I frankly think it is a deep insult to them for
you to suggest that they are not members of the community.
In general, this doesn't feel like a free-culture
organization. I don't
require Richard Stallman clones to be heading up all such organizations
Do you have any idea how the FSF is run? It is not a community
organization at all.