I have mentioned this before but at that time the general consensus was that the community wasn’t mature enough (yet), so I propose this again:
We have a great group of ambassadors doing a superb job in pushing the community futher. But my ideal would be that we have a democratic group of people that ultimately decides for the major topics.
This group of chosen members might be called the community board or something similar. Once chosen, members get a specific task (and mandate?) within that board and they are chosen for a limited time. For example 12 or 24 months. After that term they can decide if they want to run for a second, third…etc term.
I have seen similar organization in the Ubuntu and Zentyal communities. Personally I think this can work very well, especially if the community is growing at the pace it is growing now.
If this topic will be adopted I am willing to do some research in what kind of options we can identify so we can discuss the pro’s and cons of the concept and each option.
This is by no means a way of pushing my own ideas through or making it possible for anyone to do so. I think when the community grows, we need a independent body that is capable and allowed to make (decent) decisions.