Wesnoth Inc Board Members -- Request for Nominations

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Wesnoth Inc Board Members -- Request for Nominations

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The Wesnoth board was established in 2016, a little over three years ago. Since that time, Jetrel, Vultraz, and doofus01 have served on the board and taken responsibility for discussing commissions and managing the finances of the project.

We originally intended to hold new elections for the board every year, but for lack of interest we haven't had any until now. But, we are ripe for new elections and will be holding them in two weeks.

We will have three members on the board. I will not be on the board but will be available to advise and consult the board should it be necessary.

The board will be responsible for managing and allocating our finances and will also be able to appoint or remove project roles should it become necessary. Generally the board's powers are exercised by general agreement. Project roles may only be changed by unanimous vote of the board.

In this thread, project members may nominate people to the board. Nominees will be accepted until November 2nd. Those who are nominated must accept the nomination to be considered, they may do so in this thread or by sending me a PM. If you nominate someone and they don't accept promptly, please message them informing them of the nomination and ask them if they wish to accept.

You may nominate any number of developers to the board. Nominees should understand that being on the board is a position of responsibility and trust that they intend to take seriously.

Anybody may nominate to the board, though only project members who have git access or who have non-trivial copyright claims to content that is in Wesnoth may vote.

The vote will take place in two weeks. Please only nominate in this thread -- if you have any questions or concerns please PM me. Along with the nomination you may make a statement as to why you feel that person will make a good board member. Nominees may accept the nomination in this thread and also add a statement about any particular approach they intend to use while on the board.
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Re: Wesnoth Inc Board Members -- Request for Nominations

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The existing members of the board -- Vultraz, Jetrel, and doofus01 will automatically be considered nominees.
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I'd like to nominate Pentarctagon.

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I'll nominate Soliton and nemaara.

Also, I accept nemaara's nomination.
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I‘d like to nominate josteph and I accept Pentarctagon‘s nomination.
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I'm accepting Pentarctagon's nomination as well.

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I'll nominate Iris (shadowm).
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I accept vultraz’s nomination.
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Soliton wrote:
October 22nd, 2019, 7:38 am
I‘d like to nominate josteph and I accept Pentarctagon‘s nomination.
Thanks for the nomination, Soliton.

I don't know if I'd make a good board member. Overseeing project roles and funds is not similar to playing or developing Wesnoth. It's a different skillset and I don't know if I'd be any good at it. (See The Peter Principle.)

I do have a few changes I'd like to propose, but I don't think I need to be a board member to propose them. First, would it make sense to invite regular developers, artists, etc to attend board meetings (or read the board's discord channel, or whatever the board uses) as observers? That would help with transparency as well as with the Peter Principle concerns.

Second, I think the development community should be more welcoming and more inclusive. As a small example, I wonder why this forum (Developers' Discussions) doesn't allow posting by registered users. I think we might be denying ourselves some useful feedback this way. I would prefer to have this forum open for comments from any forum user. I hope that if we ask people not to make off-topic comments here, rather than enforce it with forum settings, they'll do that. That's exactly what we already do for #wesnoth-dev, github, and the entire "Development" section of the forums, and it works well enough in all of them. (And if the experiment doesn't work, we can always change the forum permissions back to how they were.)

I also think that the developers should hold themselves to higher standards - for example, more regression tests with bugfixes, and require doxygen comments on new functions and on new parameters to existing functions - but that's not a board-level issue, I think.

So, in the end, I think I'll decline the nomination. Thank you again for asking me. And of course, should the new board like to me to offer my perspective on any particular matter, I'll be happy to.

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Dave wrote:
October 21st, 2019, 4:24 am
The existing members of the board -- Vultraz, Jetrel, and doofus01 will automatically be considered nominees.
Thanks, however I must decline. I don't really have the time, or the expertise to make my brief efforts valuable enough. The board did some good work on 1.14.0, but we have been pretty moribund since then. There are enough nominees here that will bring new life to it, I wish them well.
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I do accept my own nomination, just to be clear.
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I'd like to nominate Vultraz, Pentarctagon, shadowm, Dave, and Soliton.

I'd like to also extend an honorary nomination to doofus-01, despite them already declining.
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