Jeff: I don't think I wrote that with fewer people on the board, "maybe we'll see the end of the popularity contest at the next elections" ;-) While I think the size reduction might help to stop the popularity contest, the most important thing to me is that we're having a real, sane, open debate about this. Why is it important?

It's the members who make the Foundation live, and it seems we're making progress here: I would really love to see so many mails on foundation-list each month. Having members caring about the Foundation is important, and I hope this also means the next elections will be more than a popularity contest.

For the note, I totally agree that the diversity of the community should be represented in the Foundation. I'd love to see the board represent this diversity, but unfortunately elections results might not allow this... We might need to think of other ways of doing it.