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Proposal amendment: Committee should serve for one year

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Summary by Ladsgroup

Accepted and added: Special:Diff/2881383

Ladsgroup (talkcontribs)

In the hackathon we (Committee members) are talking about having the term extended to one year because it takes a rather a long time for the committee to learn how to work together and thus makes sense to work together for a longer period of time.

Bluerasberry (talkcontribs)

Even a year seems short to me. If the term is one year then I hope that it happens that people stay longer if their committee service is working.

BDavis (WMF) (talkcontribs)

+1 from me for terms of 1-2 years. My only fear in longer terms is the extra stress placed on the committee members.

Frimelle (talkcontribs)

I agree on one year, would however disagree on 2 years. I believe the committee should have some dynamic to exchange members. It seems likely that after 2 years, it will be hard to change things up and add new people to a group that has been working together this long. I think there should be an incentive to add new members from time to time.

ArielGlenn (talkcontribs)

A year is fine. More than that should only be based on re-election to the position. I'd rather have more people from the community that are interested in keeping our spaces welcoming, rotate through, then have it turn into the same folks year after year.

Duesentrieb (talkcontribs)

In the name of knowledge sharing and continuity, I propose an "interleafed" mode: only re-elect half the committee every year. That way, half the committee stays on and can onboard the other half. IIRC KDE's board operates this way. In any case, re-electing an entire body is always extremely disruptive, and should be avoided.

Strainu (talkcontribs)

+1 for 1 year. The members have underlined often that membership takes a toll on them and we wouldn't want to see any burn-outs.