[tei-council] Our next f2f, news, etc.

Laurent Romary laurent.romary at inria.fr
Mon Oct 17 12:26:39 EDT 2011

It seems that James and I had the same idea in parallel last week. The council is probably the best place to identify among the available competences who would basically channel the debates (with vision of course ;-)). The turnover could be somehow rather systematic since we have created a spirit of strong complementarity in the group and I must say the level is always really high.
We should come with the best ideas on this subject in Paris.

Le 17 oct. 2011 à 17:40, James Cummings a écrit :

> On 17/10/11 15:23, Piotr Bański wrote:
>> Heartfelt hurray to James, but do I understand correctly that
>> your term actually ends Dec 31? I was sure, when we talked in
>> Würzburg, that you remain the chair for the F2F meeting and
>> somewhat beyond. Don't chicken out on us, that's not your
>> style :-)
> That is my understanding as well, that Laurent is Council Chair 
> until 2011-12-31 and will certainly be assisting me in the 
> planning and budget proposal for the coming year. I will 
> certainly want as much help with that as I can get.
>> Not that I have anything against James -- I concur with the
>> choice of him as the next Chair, and would have voted for him,
>> given the chance, which I sadly never got.
> I will try to live up to this honour, hopefully with all your 
> support.
>> Wouldn't it be nice to ask the Board to delegate the task of
>> appointment of the Chair to the Council, in the future? We
>> sort of know one another and certainly are able to assess
>> someone's work, from inside, as it were.
> Attending the Board meeting as a stand in for the Oxford rep I 
> mentioned to the Board (after asking Laurent) that council wished 
> to consider the way in which the Council chair is appointed at 
> its November face2face. I suggested to them the possibility of 
> Council proposing a chair to Board who would then (hopefully 
> pro-forma) appoint that chair. They did not seem highly resistant 
> to that idea. I believe that Council appointing its own chair 
> (through whatever mechanism) or individual subscribers voting for 
> Council chair as an additional position involve significant 
> changes to the bylaws.
> I'm all in favour of changing the mechanism so that it becomes 
> more open, transparent, and fair. (Even if that ends up ousting 
> me from the post eventually.)
> -James
> -- 
> Dr James Cummings, InfoDev,
> Computing Services, University of Oxford
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Laurent Romary
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