[Foundation-l] governance

Stephen Bain stephen.bain at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 03:45:24 UTC 2007

On 4/11/07, Florence Devouard <Anthere9 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Stephen Bain wrote:
> >
> > Although, given that this is entirely about board/executive relations...
> I do not think it is entirely about board/executive relations, and this
> is in good part why I write about it publicly. Some of the confusion
> between board and executive staff is actually promoted and maintained by
> the community itself, and if this solution is the direction we choose,
> there are some habits that will need to be changed. There are many many
> cases where the community, or the internal community comes to the board
> to solve/fix things that should not be the responsability of the board,
> but should be the responsability of the staff. Once a board member
> receives a request, it is very hard to say "no, it is not my job, ask
> xxx", in particular when there is hardly a xxx.

I didn't mean relations in the sense of personal relations or
anything, I meant it in the sense of boundaries of roles and
responsibilities :)

That said I shouldn't have said "entirely" because, as you say, this
involves the community too. That's why I said I appreciate having
community input at this brainstorming stage, which has already
generated some interesting ideas.

Stephen Bain
stephen.bain at gmail.com

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