[AG-TECH] Community Advisory Board
darran.edmundson at anu.edu.au
Wed May 25 08:32:38 CDT 2005
I have to say that I agree fully with Mike Daw. With 40% of the
originating from ANL/UC, "Community Advisory Board" is a misnomer.
And the fact that it is appointed rather than elected just compounds the
matter. It's your privilege of course, but it doesn't seem ...
You could have allayed a lot of concerns by
1) Announcing the desire to form such a board comprised of the
various stakeholders, each with different needs and concerns
- industry like Insors
- geographically by locale (Australia, Asia, NA, Europe, etc.)
- 3rd party developers
2) Putting forth a document clearly explaining its roles and
3) Allowing each stakeholder group to democratically elect
for a fixed term position.
The reality is that most of your appointees probably would have
been elected. But you would have consulted the community
rather than directed it. I think you missed a big chance.
Darran Edmundson (darran.edmundson at anu.edu.au)
ANU Supercomputer Facility Vizlab
Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 2600
tel: +61 2 6125-0517 fax: +61 2 6125-5088
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