Probably many folks are just like me and have found Bjorn and Ward to be of invaluable service to the committer community. When I have questions about processes or infrastructure, these are the guys I go to for answers. Their latest work on a new portal is just one fine example; of course they had some help too from people like Karl Matthias and Sharon Corbett. I've often wondered how some of the councils could function without Bjorn's no-nonsense attitude, organizational skills, and personal dedication. Of course I've gotten mad at him before too, and anyone who knows me well knows that I may seem like a nice friendly guy, but when I get mad, it's not a pretty scene. But let's not go there! I'm learning not to do that in public. The point is, at that time I was taken aback by his extremely constructive reaction to my harsh criticism; that really made me respect him a great deal. Bjorn's a very good listener.
So to get to the point, I think it would provide significant value to the committer community if Bjorn and/or Ward could attend Eclipse Board meetings as observers. This would help provide continuity over the years and would help both these guys to understand more about what's going on and hence be even better helpers for our community.
I'm very curious how other folks feel about this?