Since voting is for candidates individually and not for the council as a group how will we ensure that the council has the right mix of skills (technical, business case analysis, community management etc etc.) as well as an appropriate geographical balance. In an extreme example we could end up with seven Western technical experts with no business experience or ability to work with the Chinese market, or vice versa.
One approach that comes to mind is an indirect election process kind of like a US senate confirmation. Prospective council members would apply to the Foundation who would nominate a council with the ‘right mix’ and present it to the community vote for confirmation.