[oe] progress on OE organization issues
Michael 'Mickey' Lauer
mickey at vanille-media.de
Sat May 16 00:37:25 CEST 2009
I agree with pb's suggestion here. In fact some days ago I talked to RP about
the state of OE and me, the failure of the original coreteam, the e.V. etc.
My view on that is: The ideal situation would be that everyone interested in
OE -- no matter on which level, technically, supportive, or administrative,
becomes a member of the e.V. This is relatively straightforward and does not
require any financial commitments per se as our status include that a member
can chose its own membership fee.
The e.V. (remember, this should now include all stakeholders, so everyone who
is interested in OE is allowed to vote -- not only the committers, but also
the bug wizards, doc folks, etc.) then votes two boards, an administrative and
A) The administrative one takes care about the legal status, donations, taxes,
granting access to servers, etc. This one we have already voted on our initial
meeting in Brussels. It consists of 4 positions. For this year it consists of
Florian, Robert, Holger, and me -- at least until the next elections...
B) The technical one is probably more interesting to most people on the list
here. The technical board is responsible for keeping the project on track as a
whole, helping us staying focused, improving BitBake and OpenEmbedded, trying
to recruit more committers, and -- most important to me due to the recent
series of events -- resolving conflicts.
This one should contain 7 positions, preferably filled with people having
different areas of expertise, e.g. toolchain, system level stuff, higher level
stuff, multimedia, mobile, etc.
All votes and discussions would be open and carried out on public mailing
lists, wiki, etc. oe-private would be closed for good, since what we need most
If we can pull such an organization off, I'd be willing to run for a position.
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