[openskills-dev] Governance again

Bruce Badger bbadger at openskills.com
Tue Aug 15 12:33:52 BST 2006

On Mon, 2006-08-14 at 21:53 +1200, Peter Bonney wrote:
> I haven't been involved in any of the governance, but my instinct is to favour the
> strategic board option.  Perhaps a way of encouraging this mindset would be to schedule
> board meetings less frequently (e.g., quarterly)?

Certainly the idea of a committee/board appealed to me.  It seemed to
send the right message, and to encourage involvement in the development
of OpenSkills.  In practise I've found the committee/board to be very
expensive in terms of time and energy.

So having lived with a board for a few years with different people
passing through and with different issues passing through too, I feel
that that it is slowing things down without adding much more that could
be obtained through open discussion ... which happens anyway mostly.

There is a saying: "In theory, theory and practise are the same.  In
practise, they're not".  How true.

I confess I'm inclining towards the suggestion of making OpenSkills a
private concern, while still operating as a non-profit and providing the
same services to guests subscribers and members.  How we can get to
that, I'm not so sure about.

All the best,
Make the most of your skills - with OpenSkills
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