Re: Inviting questions from SPI

From: MJ Ray <mjr(at)phonecoop(dot)coop>
To: spi-private(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org, spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Re: Inviting questions from SPI
Date: 2007-07-13 10:13:45
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"Joshua D. Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com> wrote:
> MJ Ray wrote:
> > 2. Can you give an example of an illegitimate talk opportunity?
> That is a tough one. I wrote illegitimate because I wanted people to
> know that each talk would be considered and that it is not an open bank.
> It may not be the talk that is illegitimate but perhaps the venue.
> If we have two people that want sponsorship. One is talking to Ohio
> Linux Fest, the other is keynote at FOSSDEM. I would think that assuming
> the ability to only sponsor one talk, we would sponsor the FOSSDEM talk.

If you have the ability to only sponsor one talk, that seems like the
Fest one is an example of a legitimate-but-not-possible talk
opportunity. Can you give an example of an illegitimate one, please?

> > General questions, other candidates may answer too:
> > 4. Would you vote for or against giving away SPI assets?
> It would depend on the situation. I assume you are referring to
> [...]

Not particularly - that puppy has been shot and we can't kill it
again. It may be an interesting case study, though.

> > 5. Will you abstain from votes about things not mentioned in your
> > platform?
> No, I think that would be silly. Just because it isn't in my platform
> doesn't mean I don't have an opinion.

Probably not. However, I do think it means you have no mandate about
it, so if it is not urgent, then you should abstain.

> I would however abstain from votes that I did not feel I had enough
> information to make what I deemed a good decision.

That's something.

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