Re: [Tech-board] [Ksummit-discuss] Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board Elections and Nomination process

From: Grant Likely
Date: Sun Oct 25 2015 - 03:36:56 EST

On Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 12:45 PM, Jonathan Corbet <corbet@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat, 24 Oct 2015 11:28:19 +0100
> Grant Likely <glikely@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I've been asked several versions of the same question, and also the
>> annual "what does the TAB actually do?" question, so I'm going to try
>> and answer them all in one email:
> Great summary, Grant, thanks.
> A few additions of my own...

Oh, yes. I completely agree with the following. Thank you Jon.

> - The Linux Foundation tends to ask TAB members if they can give talks at
> events. Even more than free software development in general, TAB
> membership can be good if you don't like buying your own T-shirts!
> - The TAB has been named in the kernel's "code of conflict" as the body
> that will receive complaints about harassment or other untoward
> behavior in our community and try to resolve them. Thus far, no such
> complaints have been presented, but TAB members need to be prepared for
> that to happen.
> - It has been my feeling for a fair while that the LF could make more use
> of the TAB and its expertise than happens currently. Good TAB members
> might be those who are willing to let the LF know when they have an
> opinion on what the LF should be doing with and for the community. As
> an example, some of us have been pushing for the TAB to help with the
> selection of technical talks at LF conferences; I *think* that we
> provided useful input for LCE this year.
> That ties in to my last my time on the TAB, I've noticed
> that most of the work tends to be done by a relatively small subset of
> the members. Perhaps every committee is like that, in the end. A
> successful TAB member, IMO, is one who is willing to make the time to not
> just attend attend the meetings (which may be at less-than-convenient
> times depending on where you live and travel), but also to commit to
> putting some time into helping out when there's something to be done.
> jon
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