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Hi Paulo,

Paulo de Souza Lima wrote on 2011-08-10 21:51:

Should those people be voted and have a mandate or those positions will be
for a "lifetime"? =)

no. :-)

I think we could locally promote ellections from time to time. What do you

I would propose to let every project/region decide that by themselves. In Germany, we had the same marketing contacts for several years, and I guess it worked out quite well. Enforcing a re-election every year might not make sense.

If a marketing contact does bad work, or if (s)he doesn't want to continue the role, then new elections could be done.

That's my proposal, but I'm open to other suggestions, of course.

Albino has put this into discussion in our local list.


So, I suppose the candidates should be able to speak English, not only
read/write in that language, am I wrong? If I'm right, this issue will
reduce the possibilities of many candidates, at least in Brazil.

In the other hand, local marketing teams could have one or two contacts
between them and the international marketing team, and open wider
possibilities to people who can't communicate in English. I'm not sure how
this could work yet. Any idea?

This is indeed one of my greatest concerns. English is somehow crucial to communicate with the project, but I see that many people are not fluent in English, but do a great job, so I don't want to exclude them.

My gut feeling says me that we should have at least one or two contacts speaking English as marketing contact per region. If some others join who don't speak English that good, this should be no problem.

However, a region without any official contact capable of speaking English doesn't feel too good for me...

I guess we'll find out how it works when we started the process. :)


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