[tei-council] Farewell!

O'Donnell, Dan daniel.odonnell at uleth.ca
Fri Jan 28 10:51:29 EST 2011

Ah well. These all seem quite valid criticisms.

One does one's best, especially in a volunteer position at a time of 
great change. But it is difficult to get it all right, especially in an 
organisation that is as active in as wide a range of activities nowadays 
as the TEI.

What's needed is people with a vision of what needs to be fixed: James 
you should run for the Board next November! I had a similar sense of 
(different) things that needed addressing on the Board when I ran. And 
now it is time for others to fix the things I messed up, or didn't see, 
or imperfectly implemented.


On 11-01-28 01:55 AM, James Cummings wrote:
> On 27/01/11 18:28, O'Donnell, Dan wrote:
>> He's been active on the list already, I thought. That was why I thought
>> you guys already knew. Anyway. Now you do.
> And more to the point, since tei-council is a public list, this means
> you've announced it publicly so might as well do so on TEI-L.
> Welcome Martin. I'd noticed him contribute but to be honest wasn't quite
> sure why he was on the list. I think this is symptomatic of a lot of the
> decisions that happen at the board level. The Council often does not
> hear about them, or know about changes in policy, until they are
> announced on TEI-L. (If, indeed, they are.) I would welcome greater
> reporting from the Board to the Council and transparency in Board
> activities. e.g. A lot more public minutes of Board meetings would
> certainly help, announced on TEI-L when they are made available. I
> recognise the Board has to have some confidentiality (e.g. in financial
> matters or ad hominem discussions) but think that we could be a lot more
> transparent generally, and that this would be a good thing in terms of
> community building and publicity.
> -James

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