My blog seems to have had issues with the backend database, so I posted an entry on the GNOME Foundation Board of Directors elections here
Lesson # 1: Never speak/write too soon.
The sheer volume of RT tickets raised today kept me busy processing RENEWAL requests throughout the day. Not to mention the number of requests for email address change added to the work during the day.
Here we go again… Fingers crossed one hopes to see a much more active and visible Board this time.
It happens again. Corey Burger was exasperated and then he was happy . It makes me happy when folks blog about their membership applications being accepted – provides ample measure of joy to last the day and one can hope that they keep on contributing aggresively to GNOME.
The current process of GNOME Membership is documented here and especially at the current process page. One of the reasons why tickets on the RT get stuck is that we need to have all the contacts to respond and currently we don’t have a process for requesting the contacts to respond quickly. Sometimes reminding them on IRC works and sometimes it does not. But that’s really where we tend to get stuck not to mention that the membership process normally is a low volume traffic queue unless elections are coming up – that’s when the fun starts to begin with renewals and new member applications. It is a volunteer work but that does not mean that things are done in a half hearted manner and certainly there are no double standards at play. It hurts us to read such insinuations.