[Foundation-l] Agenda for October board meeting

Jussi-Ville Heiskanen cimonavaro at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 00:20:14 UTC 2008

Jussi-Ville Heiskanen wrote:
> Florence Devouard wrote:
>> Jussi-Ville Heiskanen wrote:
>>> Florence Devouard wrote:
>>>> Staff
>>>> Related topic. Part of the job of the board is to set into place a 
>>>> management (the ED), and then to regularly evaluate the job of the 
>>>> management. Of course, such an evaluation can only be honestly done when 
>>>> the management is given a collection of measurable goals to reach. When 
>>>> I quit the board, Sue had been there for a year. 
>>> Since no-one other than me has stood up to clarify the above,
>>> purely in the interests of leaving nobody on this list with an
>>> incorrect impression of the way things went about the board
>>> of trustees (even if they joined this list very lately); let us all be
>>> very clear that Florence Devouard never resigned from the
>>> board (despite her very confusing use of the word "quit" above).
>>> What Florence Devouard did do was to refrain from contesting
>>> the election, and putting herself forward for evaluation by the
>>> community as to whether she deserved to serve on the board
>>> another term. While it is sad that *her* performance was not
>>> judged by the community in this manner, we can merely speculate
>>> what its outcome would have been.
>>> But let us be very clear. Florence did not quit. She declined
>>> the opportunity to be evaluated for her job performance by
>>> the community. For whatever reason.
>>> Yours,
>>> Jussi-Ville Heiskanen
>> Are you upset because I did not give you the chance to vote for me ? ;-)

You may not believe me, but yes, I was, at the time, quite a bit.
I really wanted you to run on a platform that I could have endorsed.
In fact that was what I waited for. And since you did not, decided
in the end to run myself. And was duely evaluated as wanting,
by the electorate ;-)

It is true on the other side of the coin to say that I feared that
you would run on a platform that I would have no choice than
to oppose. I think you don't appreciate enough how in the
dark ordinary members of the community (such as myself) are
as to where each board member falls on each issue. This is the
dark side of the current lack of transparency.


Jussi-Ville Heiskanen

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