As Christophe mentioned, BGC has discussed Board composition issue and
decided that the best way is to wait for the results of the governance
It was mentioned in the minutes, by the way 
If you have relevant arguments and think that it would make sense for other
people to be aware of these arguments, please, *discuss them on Meta*.
Mailing lists are not very useful for things like that.
There is a talk page for this 
antanana / Nataliia Tymkiv
On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 11:22 AM, WereSpielChequers <
> Pine has a point. We all know that the founder seat will go eventually.
> Whether it goes on the death or incapacity of the founder or earlier is a
> valid question for the board and the community. I'm not convinced that an
> elections committee should be deciding which posts to elect, and even if
> such governance issues do fall into its remit they should probably focus on
> how to elect first. So I'd say this should be a board decision.
> As for the arguments to retain a founder seat for the next few decades, I
> suggest that those who favour such a position try to couch their arguments
> in terms of institutional knowledge, the value of an element of continuity
> and the positives for the community to still retain such a link with our
> founder. Then hope that the incidents of a few months ago fade in memory
> and are not repeated. There is a case to be made for a founder seat, but as
> with any argument in this community there are ways to argue respectfully
> and effectively, and there are arguments that undermine your cause and
> weaken your reputation.
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> > Hi BGC,
> > I asked a question earlier in this thread which seems to have been
> > overlooked. Is the BGC (or the Board as a whole) considering whether the
> > Founder's seat will become an elected seat in the forseeable future?
> > Pine
> > On Jul 20, 2016 21:20, "Pine W" <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote:
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