> Personally I think the possibility of Ubuntu or any other Linux centered
> dist, institution or project being ostracized for *any* reason is quite
> strange. Even more so, because they are involved in a successful
> business enterprise.
> In the past serious decisions have been made by the Board of Directors
> which is a private invite only mailing list with a smaller portion of
> the original members included on it. However I am willing to code up a
> page to allow anonymous votes for future decision making by everyone if
True, although my understanding is that every member
project/institution/whatever, upon joining can opt for adding a voting member
to the board (as described at the bottom of the "About" page). Hence, I feel
that we need to adhere to the policy. That being said, I am not sure whether
Jaromil had ever opted to represent his project in the board as a voting
member nor am I aware of any log that would annotate that being done, but
assuming that he has, then he has every right to call for a vote.
It is my belief that this aspect of the consortium's structure will have to be
revisited, because as we grow, the current model will become more and more
unwieldy. But in the absence of the such a revision, I'd propose simply a
voting system which will ascertain what a majority of the Linuxaudio.org
membership wants to do in respect to Ubuntu, act upon this vote, hopefully
learn from the whole experience and move on. My hope is that we will then use
this situation as a model for restructuring of the current consortium's
hierarchy/board/whatever, so that we can better anticipate future occurrences
of similar situations.