great to see things are progressing. I think your points are up for disucssion up to some degree?
wouldn’t that (as per 2.2 “board propose and vote on a roadmap for the foundation”) be something to be decided by the Foundation’s EB once it’s functional?
I don’t want to question or discuss whether it makes sense or not to hire and pay developers or not, that might totally something the Foundation might want to do … just thinking the roadmap could have other priorities (say develop an infrastructure to develop the Community, invest into Training, or … [I guess you get my drift here]) then direct investment into code as well. And to define those priorities would be a task of the board once it exists.
how long would you say would this be? 3 months, half a year?
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Annual cost of Gold and Regular Memberships: My proposal is $5000/year for Gold Membership and $100/year for regular membership.[/quote]
sums sound ok to me but would consider to throw something (monetary value ($1500-2500/year) in between
there was a tendency to lean such on role models (one being Openstack) As per lacking experience this makes sense to me so I suggest OpenStacks “The Board shall not exceed twenty-four members” in half (assuming we are half as large as the Openstack community,
so … EB > 12 members
automatic membership for Gold members (expecting 3-4),
4 elected from regular members
2 from Frappé Technologies.
“2 from Frappé Technologies” understandable but should be a temporary thing in my eyes (1-2 years?). Maybe would consider to grant Gold Membership for free to Frappé Technologies for 1-2 more year so they had 2 seats in 1-2 years, 1 seat in another 2 years
In parallel of further foundation process, why not to have a joint meeting of committee members through skype(group call facility) to discuss and plan next actions. We can prepare a plan for 2017 which will include committee structure, activities, event, volunteer mechanism etc.
I purpose the first committee to be from volunteers of people that committed to the source
half of frappe half of the community
that way the “moms and dads” of erpnext can make sure the kid´s groth heads into the right direction.
The first committees task should be to decide on the possible terms of the excecutives board´s constitution (maybe it only purposes e.g. 2-3 possibilities per topic in the constitution
how many Member in total and of which group
how elections should be held
what happens if a board member can not attend a meeting - how would decisions be made in that case - may it be possible to hand in the decision later by that member
then the community could vote on it - in a refferendum that would indicate the “peoples” will
then the first committee constitutes the peoples will
after that elections and appointments could be held
et voila we have an excecutive board
@rmehta until when do you want that done?- end of january ?
P.S. I would volunteer as well but I think others that committed more should be give choice
to be the first committe´s volunteers - but if you need me I´ll be there!
Never the less - even if I would not be an excecutive committee or later Board Member I am happy to assist in formulating proposals, doing other preparational work, etc
Thanks @spa for your thoughts. I agree. We should do this in a consensual manner since this is still a pretty small active community. Will look forward to you help as we go forward. Things should be up and running by end of Jan!