[okfn-discuss] New OKF mailing list - okfn-governance

Jo Walsh jo at frot.org
Sun Sep 26 06:09:14 UTC 2010

dear all,

One can never be on enough mailing lists, I find. Yet another:


What is this new mailing list for? It is intended to focus what has been 
a fairly high-volume conversation in the coord group list about how OKF 
projects are managed, how the Foundation is managed, etc.

The OKF Coordination Group re-started this summer, made up of 
representatives from every project and working group that forms part of 
the Open Knowledge Foundation.

The role of the coord group is still uncertain. Right now, it is 
essentially an incubation committee for new projects and working groups, 
and a place for WG and project leaders to compare notes and seek mutual 

The coord group could also be a way for the OKF Board to distribute some 
of the power it inadvertently accumulated during the quiet years. The 
last year has been terrifically busy, and most people are still catching 
up with themselves.)

http://wiki.okfn.org/wg/coord - more details on who is involved, how to 
join list, etc.

But i was talking about this new governance list. It's a way to take the 
meta-talk off coord, and also take the meta-talk off the (private) board 
list and put it all in one place, with open archives. Everyone is 
welcome, if they have the appetite for it, to join the governance list.
Come and be critical there, i incite and defy you.



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