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Gentoo Council
Description The elected Gentoo Council decides on global issues and policies that affect multiple projects in Gentoo.
Email council@gentoo.org
IRC Channel #gentoo-council
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Parent Project Gentoo Linux
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The elected Gentoo Council decides on global issues and policies that affect multiple projects in Gentoo. It also serves as an appeal court for disciplinary decisions. The Council members are elected for a year and must hold monthly public meetings. This form of management was created via GLEP 39.

Appeals process

The council may, at its option, accept appeals on decisions by project leads. Only people who are directly affected by a decision can appeal. To appeal, send a request to the council describing your perspective on what happened, any additional information or any disputes to the original information that you think should change the decision, and your justification for reversal of the action. The council will then decide whether to accept your appeal, followed by discussion regarding the appeal. This discussion may be private at the council's discretion. Because the council's responsibility is to do what is best for all of Gentoo, it may also take into account any broader context surrounding this specific appeal in considering which decision will improve Gentoo. Following the council's discussion and decision, the decision will be announced and the rationale made public. A council decision is final.

Meetings

Meetings are held at least once a month in the #gentoo-council irc channel on irc.freenode.net. The time and date of each meeting is decided by the active Council and is announced at least two weeks earlier through email to the gentoo-project and gentoo-dev-announce mailing lists. The Council may hold more than one meeting per month if deemed necessary by its members.

The current Council holds its monthly meeting on the second Tuesday of each month, at 19:00 UTC.

Prior to each meeting, anyone may propose items to be included to the meeting's agenda by replying to the original meeting announcement or by sending a new email to the gentoo-project mailing list. For items to be considered for the meeting, they should be sent at least one week before the meeting date, otherwise they may be pushed back to a later meeting. Also, most, if not all items should be discussed by mail prior to submission. An item may be pushed back to a later meeting if further discussion is required.

One week before each meeting a draft of the agenda is sent to gentoo-project and gentoo-dev-announce. Item proposals are still accepted afterwards, but their chance of actually getting in the current agenda is low. Items in the agenda are discussed and some may be filtered out.

In each meeting, Council members discuss and vote on items included in its agenda. They also go through bugs assigned to council@g.o and assign them to individual Council members.

Council chairs for the year-long term are selected from volunteers prior to the first meeting and rotate each month. The chair is responsible for sending the next meeting announcement and drafts of its agenda to the gentoo-project and gentoo-dev-announce mailing lists for discussion prior to the meeting. They are also responsible for committing the meeting's log and summary after its completion.

Meeting chairs

Month July August September October November December
Chair dilfridge ulm ulm dilfridge dilfridge dberkholz
Month January February March April May June
Chair dberkholz dberkholz blueness blueness N.N. N.N.

Meeting logs

Date Participants AWOL Log Summary
2014-02-25 blueness, dberkholz, dilfridge, rich0, scarabeus, ulm, williamh 20140225 pending
2014-01-14 blueness (late), dberkholz, dilfridge, rich0, scarabeus, ulm, williamh 20140114 pending
2013-12-10 blueness, dberkholz, dilfridge, phajdan-jr (proxy for rich0), ulm, williamh scarabeus 20131210 pending
2013-11-19 blueness, dberkholz, dilfridge, rich0, scarabeus, ulm, williamh 20131119 20131119
2013-11-12 blueness, dberkholz, dilfridge, rich0, scarabeus, ulm, williamh 20131112 20131112
2013-10-08 blueness, dberkholz, dilfridge, rich0, scarabeus, ulm, williamh 20131008 20131008
2013-09-24 blueness, dberkholz, creffett (proxy for dilfridge), rich0, scarabeus, ulm, williamh 20130924 20130924
2013-09-17 blueness, dilfridge, rich0, scarabeus, ulm, williamh dberkholz 20130917 20130917
2013-09-10 blueness, calchan (proxy for dberkholz), dilfridge (late), rich0, scarabeus, ulm, williamh 20130910 20130910
2013-08-13 blueness, dberkholz, dilfridge, rich0, scarabeus, ulm, williamh 20130813 20130813
2013-07-30 blueness, dberkholz, dilfridge, rich0, scarabeus, ulm, williamh 20130730 20130730
Date Participants AWOL Log Summary
2013-06-11 betelgeuse, chainsaw, dberkholz, grobian, scarabeus, ulm, williamh 20130611 pending
2013-05-14 betelgeuse, chainsaw, dberkholz, grobian, scarabeus, ulm, williamh 20130514 20130514
2013-04-09 chainsaw, dberkholz, grobian, scarabeus, ulm, williamh betelgeuse 20130409 20130409
2013-03-12 betelgeuse, chainsaw, dberkholz, grobian, scarabeus (late), ulm, williamh 20130312 20130312
2013-02-12 betelgeuse, chainsaw, dberkholz, grobian, scarabeus, ulm, williamh 20130212 20130212
2013-01-08 betelgeuse, chainsaw, dberkholz, grobian, scarabeus, ulm, williamh 20130108 20130108
2012-12-11 betelgeuse, chainsaw, dberkholz, grobian, ulm, williamh scarabeus 20121211 20121211
2012-11-13 betelgeuse, chainsaw, graaff (proxy for ulm), grobian, rich0 (proxy for dberkholz), scarabeus, williamh 20121113 20121113
2012-10-09 betelgeuse, chainsaw, dberkholz, grobian, scarabeus, ulm, williamh 20121009 20121009
2012-09-11 betelgeuse, chainsaw, dberkholz, blueness (proxy for grobian), scarabeus, ulm, williamh (late) 20120911 20120911
2012-08-14 betelgeuse, chainsaw, grobian, ulm, scarabeus, williamh dberkholz (receives slacker mark) 20120814 20120814
2012-07-24 betelgeuse, chainsaw, grobian, ulm, scarabeus dberkholz, williamh 20120724 20120724
Date Participants AWOL Log Summary
2012-06-12 betelgeuse, a3li (proxy for chainsaw), grobian, hwoarang, jmbsvicetto, ulm dberkholz 20120612 20120612
2012-05-08 betelgeuse, chainsaw, dberkholz, grobian, hwoarang, jmbsvicetto, ulm 20120508 20120508
2012-04-03 betelgeuse, chainsaw, dberkholz, grobian, hwoarang, ulm jmbsvicetto 20120403 20120403
2012-03-13 betelgeuse, chainsaw, dberkholz, grobian, hwoarang, jmbsvicetto, ulm 20120313 20120313
2012-02-14 betelgeuse, chainsaw, dberkholz, grobian, hwoarang, jmbsvicetto, ulm 20120214 20120214
2012-01-10 betelgeuse, chainsaw (proxied by blueness), dberkholz, grobian, hwoarang, jmbsvicetto, ulm 20120110 20120110
2011-12-16 betelgeuse, chainsaw, dberkholz, grobian, jmbsvicetto, ulm hwoarang (proxied by ssuominen) 20111213 20111213
2011-11-08 betelgeuse, chainsaw, dberkholz (proxied by calchan), grobian, hwoarang, jmbsvicetto, ulm 20111108 20111108
2011-10-11 betelgeuse, chainsaw, dberkholz, grobian, hwoarang, jmbsvicetto, ulm 20111011 20111011
2011-09-13 betelgeuse, chainsaw, dberkholz, grobian, hwoarang, jmbsvicetto, ulm 20110913 20110913
2011-08-09 betelgeuse, chainsaw, dberkholz, grobian, hwoarang, jmbsvicetto, ulm 20110809 20110809
2011-07-15 betelgeuse, chainsaw, dberkholz, grobian, hwoarang, jmbsvicetto, ulm 20110715 20110715
Date Participants AWOL Log Summary
2011-06-08 betelgeuse, chainsaw, jmbsvicetto, patrick, scarabeus, wired ferringb 20110608 20110608
2011-05-10 betelgeuse, chainsaw, ferringb, jmbsvicetto, patrick, scarabeus, wired 20110510 20110510
2011-04-08 betelgeuse, chainsaw (late), ferringb, jmbsvicetto, patrick, scarabeus, wired 20110408 20110408
2011-03-08 betelgeuse, chainsaw (proxied by a3li), ferringb, jmbsvicetto, patrick, scarabeus, wired 20110308 20110308
2011-02-01 betelgeuse, chainsaw, ferringb, jmbsvicetto, patrick, scarabeus, wired 20110201 20110201
2011-01-11 betelgeuse, chainsaw, ferringb, jmbsvicetto, patrick, scarabeus, wired 20110111 20110111
2010-12-18 betelgeuse, chainsaw, ferringb, jmbsvicetto, wired halcy0n (receives slacker mark), scarabeus 20101218 20101218
2010-11-30 betelgeuse, chainsaw, ferringb, jmbsvicetto, scarabeus, wired halcy0n 20101130 20101130
2010-10-26 betelgeuse, chainsaw, ferringb, halcy0n, jmbsvicetto, scarabeus, wired 20101026 20101026
2010-09-27 betelgeuse, chainsaw, ferringb, halcy0n, jmbsvicetto, scarabeus, wired 20100927 20100927
2010-08-23 betelgeuse, chainsaw, halcy0n, jmbsvicetto, scarabeus (proxied by ssuominen), wired ferringb 20100823 20100823
2010-08-09 betelgeuse, chainsaw, ferringb, halcy0n, jmbsvicetto, scarabeus, wired 20100809 20100809
2010-07-26 betelgeuse, ferringb, jmbsvicetto, scarabeus, wired chainsaw, halcy0n 20100726 20100726
2010-07-14 betelgeuse, chainsaw, ferringb, halcy0n, jmbsvicetto, scarabeus, wired 20100714 20100714
Date Participants AWOL Log Summary
2010-06-14 betelgeuse, calchan, dertobi123, leio, scarabeus (proxied by wired), solar (proxied by ferringb) ulm 20100614 20100614
2010-05-17 betelgeuse, calchan, dertobi123, leio, scarabeus, solar, ulm 20100517 20100517
2010-04-19 betelgeuse, calchan, dertobi123, leio, scarabeus, solar, ulm 20100419 20100419
2010-03-08 betelgeuse, calchan, dertobi123, leio, scarabeus, solar, ulm 20100308 20100308
2010-02-08 betelgeuse, calchan, leio, scarabeus, solar, ulm dertobi123 20100208 20100208
2010-01-18 betelgeuse, calchan, dertobi123, leio (proxied by wired), scarabeus, solar, ulm 20100118 20100118
2009-12-07 betelgeuse, calchan, dertobi123, leio, solar, ulm lu_zero (loses his council seat) 20091207 20091207
2009-11-09 betelgeuse, calchan, dertobi123, leio, lu_zero, solar (proxied by patrick), ulm 20091109 20091109
2009-10-12 betelgeuse, calchan (proxied by weaver), dertobi123, leio, lu_zero, solar, ulm 20091012 20091012
2009-09-14 betelgeuse, dertobi123, leio, lu_zero, solar, ulm calchan 20090914 20090914
2009-08-17 calchan, dertobi123, leio, solar (proxied by ssuominen), ulm betelgeuse, lu_zero (receives a slacker mark) 20090817 20090817
2009-07-20 betelgeuse, calchan, dertobi123, leio, solar, ulm lu_zero 20090720 20090720
Date Participants AWOL Log Summary
2009-06-25 betelgeuse, cardoe, dertobi123, leio, ulm dev-zero, lu_zero 20090625 20090625
2009-06-11 cardoe, betelgeuse, dertobi123, dev-zero, leio, lu_zero, ulm 20090611 20090611
2009-05-28 cardoe, betelgeuse, dertobi123, dev-zero, leio, lu_zero, ulm 20090528 20090528
2009-05-14 betelgeuse, dberkholz (proxied by ssuominen), dertobi123 (proxied by ulm), dev-zero, leio, lu_zero cardoe (receives slacker mark) 20090514 20090514
2009-04-23 betelgeuse, dberkholz, dertobi123, dev-zero, leio, lu_zero cardoe 20090423 20090423
2009-04-09 cardoe, betelgeuse, dberkholz, dertobi123, dev-zero, leio, lu_zero 20090409 20090409
2009-03-26 betelgeuse, dberkholz, dertobi123, dev-zero, leio, lu_zero cardoe 20090326 20090326
2009-03-12 betelgeuse, cardoe, dberkholz, dertobi123, dev-zero, leio, lu_zero 20090312 20090312
2009-02-26 betelgeuse, cardoe, dberkholz, dertobi123, dev-zero, leio, lu_zero 20090226 20090226
2009-02-12 betelgeuse, cardoe, dberkholz, dertobi123, dev-zero, lu_zero halcy0n 20090212 20090212
2009-01-22 betelgeuse, dberkholz, dertobi123, dev-zero, halcy0n, lu_zero cardoe 20090122 20090122
2008-12-11 betelgeuse, dberkholz, dertobi123, dev-zero, halcy0n, lu_zero cardoe 20081211 20081211
2008-11-13 Betelgeuse, Cardoe, dertobi123, lu_zero dberkholz (40 minutes late), Halcy0n, jokey (slacker mark) 20081113 20081113
2008-10-23 betelgeuse, cardoe, dberkholz, dertobi123, halcy0n, lu_zero jokey 20081023 20081023
2008-09-25 betelgeuse, cardoe (proxied by dang), dberkholz, dertobi123, halcy0n, jokey lu_zero (health issues, no slacker mark) 20080925 20080925
2008-09-11 betelgeuse (proxied by calchan), dberkholz, dertobi123, halcy0n jokey, lu_zero 20080911 20080911
2008-08-28 betelgeuse, dberkholz, dertobi123, flameeyes (proxied by cardoe), halcy0n, jokey, lu_zero 20080828 20080828
2008-08-14 betelgeuse, dberkholz, dertobi123, flameeyes (proxied by cardoe), halcy0n, jokey, lu_zero 20080814 20080814
2008-07-24 betelgeuse (proxied by caster), dberkholz (proxied by musikc), dertobi123, halcy0n, jokey, lu_zero flameeyes (personal problems, no slacker mark) 20080724 20080724
2008-07-10 betelgeuse, dberkholz, dertobi123, flameeyes, halcy0n, jokey, lu_zero 20080710 20080710
Date Participants AWOL Log Summary
2008-06-12 amne, betelgeuse, dberkholz, flameeyes (proxied by cardoe), jokey, lu_zero vapier 20080612 20080612
2008-05-15 amne, dberkholz betelgeuse, flameeyes, jokey, lu_zero, vapier 20080515 20080515
2008-05-08 betelgeuse, dberkholz, flameeyes, jokey, lu_zero, vapier (proxied by solar) amne 20080508 20080508
2008-04-10 amne, betelgeuse, dberkholz, flameeyes (proxied by tsunam), jokey, vapier lu_zero 20080410 20080410
2008-03-13 amne, betelgeuse, flameeyes, jokey, lu_zero, vapier dberkholz (39 min. late, slacker mark) 20080313 20080313
2008-02-14 amne, betelgeuse, dberkholz, flameeyes, jokey, lu_zero, vapier (proxied by halcy0n) 20080214 20080214
2008-01-08 amne, betelgeuse, dberkholz (proxied by musikc), flameeyes, jokey, lu_zero, vapier 20080110 20080110
2007-12-13 amne, betelgeuse, dberkholz, flameeyes, jokey, lu_zero, vapier 20071213 20071213
2007-11-08 amne, betelgeuse (1 hour late), dberkholz, flameeyes, lu_zero vapier (no slacker mark, daylight savings) 20071108 20071108
2007-10-11 amne, betelgeuse, dberkholz, flameeyes, lu_zero (proxied by josejx), uberlord, vapier 20071011 20071011
Date Participants AWOL Log Summary
2007-08-16 KingTaco, kugelfang, robbat2, UberLord, vapier, wolf31o2 jaervosz 20070816 20070816
2007-07-12 KingTaco, kugelfang (proxied by spb), robbat2, UberLord, wolf31o2 jaervosz, vapier 20070712 20070712
2007-06-14 KingTaco, jaervosz, robbat2, UberLord (proxied by Flameeyes), vapier, wolf31o2 (proxied by agaffney) Kugelfang 20070614 20070614
2007-05-10 KingTaco, kloeri, Kugelfang (proxied by fmccor), robbat2, UberLord, vapier, wolf31o2 20070510 20070510
2007-04-24 (impromptu meeting on multiple version suffixes) kloeri, Kugelfang, robbat2 20070424 20070424
2007-04-12 KingTaco, kloeri, Kugelfang, robbat2, UberLord, vapier, wolf31o2 20070412 20070412
2007-03-15 (CoC special meeting) KingTaco, kloeri, Kugelfang, robbat2, UberLord, vapier, wolf31o2 20070308 20070308
2007-03-08 KingTaco, kloeri, Kugelfang, robbat2, UberLord, vapier, wolf31o2 20070308 20070308
2007-02-08 Flameeyes, KingTaco, kloeri, Kugelfang (proxied by spb), vapier, wolf31o2 robbat2 20070208 20070208
2007-01-11 Flameeyes (proxied by UberLord), KingTaco, kloeri, Kugelfang, robbat2, wolf31o2 vapier 20070111 20070111
2006-12-14 Flameeyes, KingTaco, kloeri, Kugelfang, robbat2, vapier, wolf31o2 20061214 20061214
2006-11-09 Flameeyes, KingTaco, kloeri, Kugelfang, robbat2, vapier, wolf31o2 (proxied by agaffney) 20061109 20061109
2006-10-19 Flameeyes, KingTaco, kloeri, Kugelfang, robbat2, vapier, wolf31o2 20061019 20061019
2006-09-14 Flameeyes, KingTaco, kloeri, Kugelfang, robbat2, vapier, wolf31o2 20060914 20060914
Date Participants AWOL Log Summary
2006-08-17 Koon, solar, SwifT, agriffis, seemant azarah, vapier 20060817 20060817
2006-07-20 azarah, Koon, solar, SwifT, vapier agriffis, seemant 20060720 20060720
2006-06-15 Koon, seemant, solar, SwifT, vapier agriffis, azarah 20060615 20060615
2006-05-11 agriffis, azarah, seemant, solar, SwifT, vapier Koon 20060511 20060511
2006-04-20 agriffis, azarah (proxied by UberLord), Koon, seemant, solar, SwifT (proxied by fox2mike), vapier (proxied by JoseJX) 20060309 20060309
2006-03-09 agriffis, Koon, seemant (proxied by dsd), solar (proxied by cshields), SwifT, vapier azarah 20060309 20060309
2006-02-09 agriffis, azarah, Koon, seemant, solar, SwifT, vapier 20060209 20060209
2006-01-12 agriffis, Koon, seemant, solar, SwifT, vapier azarah 20060112 20060112
2005-12-15 agriffis, azarah (proxied by vapier), Koon (proxied by jaervosz), seemant, solar, SwifT, vapier 20051215 20051215
2005-11-15 azarah, Koon, seemant, solar, SwifT, vapier agriffis 20051115 20051115
2005-10-13 agriffis, azarah, Koon, seemant, solar (proxied by azarah), SwifT, vapier 20051013 20051013
2005-09-15 agriffis, azarah, Koon, seemant, solar, SwifT, vapier 20050915 20050915

Slacker marks

Rationale
To ensure that the council stays active, the chosen metastructure model says that if a council member (or their appointed proxy) fails to show up for two consecutive meetings, they are marked as a slacker.
If a council member who has been marked a slacker misses any further meeting (or their appointed proxy doesn't show up), they lose their position and a new election is held to replace that person. The 'slacker' marker is reset when a member is elected.
If any meeting has less than 50% attendance by council members, a new election for all places must be held within a month.
Current slacker status
None

Resources

Resources offered by the Council project are:

Voting Process

See Gentoo Council Elections.