[foundation-board] URGENT: Problems with a specific individual and OKF projects

Jo Walsh metazool at gmail.com
Mon Nov 15 14:04:53 UTC 2010

On 15/11/2010 12:16, Ian Brown wrote:
> My only concern with your proposed course of action is whether it
> gives any further credence to claims that OKF is secretive or
> blocking debate. Given OKF's loose structure, is it accurate to
> say that Paola is in no way part of an OKF 'community'?
> Is she claiming (b) or (c)?

I would share this concern. Blocking emails to lists seems provocative 
and extreme, I would *not* support this. If it seems important to make 
it clear that Paola is not running an OKF project or speaking for the 
Foundation, I wouldn't oppose it.

Loose structure; one thing I see in the emails is a confusion of 
"Membership" and "community member", and I'd be wary of confusing the 
two. The revocation process outlined on governance page does not look as 
if it holds up, and would only apply if someone has claimed uppercase 
Membership of OKF as opposed to being a lowercase member of the community?

Why discuss on coord given your past concerns about alienating coord 
group members? Why not discuss this on the okfn-discuss list?

Accusations of fraud - OKF has nothing to fear from this, right?

There *are* governance problems which Paola raised early on. Some work 
has been done to address them, but potential problems remain.
I tried to articulate that again on the governance list.
It could be helpful to discuss there.

Let's stick to our principles, of Open Discussion, and Tolerance?


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