[Foundation-l] elections

Tomasz Ganicz polimerek at gmail.com
Mon Apr 9 22:30:57 UTC 2007

2007/4/8, GerardM <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com>:
> Hoi,
> When the candidates are offered a platform, it is for them to make use of
> it. When the platform allows for a certain amount of content that will be
> translated, this is what is on offer. When the format includes a fixed set
> of questions, that is what is on offer.
> When you make it "rules" it means that the candidates are bound by this
> format. The reason for this format is practical from the organisational
> point of view. I do not see a reason why people cannot do more over and
> above what is on offer to them. If the argument is that this will benefit
> the English speaking candidates, I agree. This is not a bad thing when you
> consider that the lingua franca of our organisation is English.

But on the other hand, there should be something which gives some
handicape for people who are at least bilingual, and it would be good
to have in Board people not only from "western cultural circle" but
also people from Far East, former Soviet block, Africa, South America
or Arabic Countries.

Maybe, the good idea would be to encourage as many as possible
projects to put not only info about the election in sitenotice but
also create a local pages in native languges?

Tomek "Polimerek" Ganicz

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