That looks like a very reasonable evolution of the system to me. (Though I
guess I should put that in the comments on the link below...)
On Tue, Feb 7, 2012 at 1:30 PM, Bjoern Peters <bpeters@...> wrote:
> I have completed my final draft of the new OBI organizational structure
> writeup. Please use the link below to comment on it before 2/13. After that
> edits will be incorporated, and the document will be put up for a community
> vote starting 2/20 and ending 3/5. Please do not wait for the voting to
> start before you reading the draft. Here is an excerpt:
> *Preface: Historically decisions in OBI were made by ‘community
> representatives’ who spoke for groups of researchers. This has been useful
> to get OBI started, as it gave all communities an equal voice and it made
> OBI into a truly cross-community effort. More recently with the OBI project
> maturing, it has become clear that this structure can be a hindrance to
> involve and reward those people that actively contribute to OBI but may not
> be the sole representative of a clearly defined scientific community.
> Therefore, we have decided to officially overhaul the OBI organizational
> structure and make it ‘developer centric’, so that all individuals that
> actively contribute to OBI participate equally in decision making.
> After this document has been accepted, we will retire the OBI
> ‘coordinator’ status, mailing lists, and the ‘community representatives’
> - Bjoern
> Bjoern Peters
> Assistant Professor
> La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
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