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[rpd] Co-Chair Recall Policy Proposal: Impact Assessment & Summary of Objections

Owen DeLong owen at
Mon Nov 15 10:12:03 UTC 2021

> On Nov 14, 2021, at 18:18 , Fernando Frediani <fhfrediani at> wrote:
> No way a Recall Committee to be elected by the PDWG. This sounds like a quiet bad scenario and should be avoided given the way PDWG works.
They should be elected to serve terms in case a recall comes up. They should not be elected after the recall process has begun.
> Recall Committee is a rather critical thing in the structure of PDWG and may only be called up during difficult and stressful times. If you add up the possibility to politicize the process with candidates and an election it a recipe to mess up the process with all that is involved in a election. Further to that imagine the possibility of someone economically powerful that is dissatisfied with some of the decision of the Co-Chair to pay people to subscribe to list, fake participation and vote for certain people for a 'ordered' Recall Committee to remove those 'unwanted' Co-Chairs ?
It sounds like you are assuming an election to take place after the recall process is started. That would, indeed, be obvious folly, but it is not what I am proposing.
> Having the Board to nominate the Committee is good enough and protects these rather difficult and critical  situations from unnecessary politicization and the PDWG from a easier take over. I believe it is quiet fair to think that the Board has all the necessary attributes to find and choose the right people to compose a Recall Committee when it is needed. We have a great       example in the excellent and detailed work a previous Recall Committee has done and those members were all chosen by the Board. This shows the process worked well, fairly and in a balanced way where the Board and Recall Committeed played its role in the balance the PDWG has to have.
I disagree… This is a place where we should not be allowing the bard to put their thumbs on the scale, let alone encouraging it.


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