I agree with Avni. In fact, I'm a programmer, but not a TCL/OpenACS programmer. Leadership team should focus on high level techncial issues (Zen's discussion were an exception, mainly I think because there were no other issues to talk about). And when discussing high level technical issues, it is always very welcome the view of non-technical people, who can provide some common sense to technical stuff.
By the way, there is always a way to contribute to the meetings, ... making the minutes and posting them in the fourms!