[Framework-Team] Re: Close Nominations Soon?

Steve McMahon steve at dcn.org
Sat Nov 22 23:33:13 UTC 2008

The DC consensus was that the next framework team should be chosen by
the existing team plus interested framework team alums. I do think it
would be wise for anyone nominated to exclude themselves from the

Shall we set up a private list? (I can do that.) We could make Andi
and Martin owners and they could approve subscriptions. (If there is a
dispute over subscriptions, it could be appealed to the current
framework team.) When a decision's made, we could delete the list --
or open it and repurpose it as the Plone 4 FWT list.

If it's agreeable to everyone, Jon Stahl and I could be on the list to
be available as facilitators and errand runners, but without votes.


On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 1:45 PM, Martin Aspeli <optilude at gmx.net> wrote:
> Steve McMahon wrote:
>> It looks to me like we're getting a pretty good list of nominations.
>> Shall we close nominations in a week? I can send deadline
>> announcements to the lists and news.
> +1 from me too.
> If I remember correctly from the discussion at the Plone conference, then
> the next step is to have an off-list discussion in trying to choose the
> right team. The current team then makes a recommendation to the Plone
> Foundation Board, who can accept or reject the team.
> Having an off-list discussion is possibly a bit controversial, but I think
> it's important that we're able to discuss the team structure in a frank
> manner, without having to worry about upsetting the feelings of those who
> end up not being recommended. To my mind, the focus should be on selecting a
> team that will work well together and cover multiple angles in the reviews,
> not necessarily on individual merit alone.
> I'm not sure who we said was meant to be part of that discussion. I'd
> certainly like to be, even though I'm not on the current team. I think it
> does make sense to include at least the members of past framework teams
> (which would include me) and release managers, who will have first hand
> experience.
> This does of course raise one question: What do we do about members of the
> current team that have nominated themselves for the next one? My preference
> would be to exclude them from the discussion too, again to facilitate and
> open and frank discussion.
> What do others think?
> Martin
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