After thinking a lot after the latest discussions, I had an idea (as almost anybody can have):
What about a “Decision Making Pool” from people that have prove that they really support or love XOOPS, to be those who can decide about XOOPS.
My thoughts were actually based on carnuke’s post here.
It is very easy to find them with just a few clicks:
1. Go to “Members”, enter a value from 200 up to 1000 at “Number of Posts is greater than X” and you got it! (no need to be developers)
2. Now remove those that have to post more than 1 year
3. Add (at least) 1 from every International Official Support site
4. Ask them all if they accept
5. Ask if anybody else likes to join (under the condition that he/she is a developer or objectively works on XOOPS modules, themes, you name it, development)
An example with, let’s say more than 1000 posts, returns a number of 73-10+23-+= 86 of very known and respectful people. I think that is a good number to start with.
Those people can have their forums, contacts with the core developers, obligation to inform the community AND the ability to vote on any critical issue.
This pool can of course primarily provide the management or any other team, the administrators, the moderators, or any other needed function, in order to have the XOOPS sites working. If there is a need for additional people, the simply can ask from the rest community as usual.
These people can decide/vote for their leader and any other management position.
They cannot decide about the core developers, since the core development of any open source project is actually based on the ideas/work of certain people. They can of course propose people.
People that have prove that actively support or love XOOPS are responsible for the luck of XOOPS.
Core developers have dealings with only some people.
Demands from the community are transferred from them to the core developers.
Decisions can be made!
Pool is automatically adjusted (many posts: in, less posts or no post for 1 year: out)
Pool can increase or decrease anytime depending on the community members.
I would like to know your thoughts. There is not need for long posts; there is only need for many posts.
Please do not start posting about democracy, dictatorship, open or closed decisions, human rights, or other political opinions, I am personally done with these (due to age?). Anyway, we still do not know if the result will be negative or positive since we do not have the counting base and the final decision is not up to us right now. We can only say many YES or many NO.
Unfortunately, XOOPS is not only a CMS, it’s also an addiction and its community deservers an organized operation.
This is only a simple proposal from a simple user.