London.pm leader election
tom at eborcom.com
Fri Sep 24 16:12:47 BST 2010
On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 03:45:11PM +0100, Denny wrote:
> Seriously then, I propose that we consider being an autonomous
> self-organising collective instead of having a leader.
That's a reasonable proposition. Anyone who wants this can stand for
election as leader and let the cats herd themselves.
> Aren't pub meets and tech meets (and dim sum, and heretics) already
> organised by different people anyway?
Yes, but I suspect that London.pm benefits from having an individual
co-ordinate these different activities, occasionally gently guiding
the group in a suitable direction.
Dave, Paul, Mark, Simon, Greg and Leon have all done a good, often
thankless, job of leading London Perl Mongers. I hope someone of a
similar calibre will offer their service this time.
> Alternatively, is there a duties and responsibilities list for the
> role of leader somewhere?
London Perl Mongers has no formal constitution unlike, say, Birmigham
Perl Mongers who operate as a limited company.
I believe London.pm works very well in this informal way and I hope it
will continue to do so. Despite the benefits of informality, I doubt
that a self-organising collective would work as well as having a
clearly defined person checking tasks don't become neglected.
> That might lead to some more serious consideration of good
> candidates for nomination.
How so? If someone wants to reform London.pm, what stops that person
becoming the next leader and defining their duties having satisfied
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