[Foundation] UPDATE from Board Meeting

Russell Davis rkdavis at burninghorse.com
Thu Jul 31 13:49:07 CDT 2003

Before seeing the resolution I can make no comment about it however I
find the fact that the board was meeting on the day when position papers
are due for their replacements and making decisions that have resulted
in delaying the timetable extremely concerning. While there is nothing
legally wrong in them doing this, tact and ethics should have resulted
in them either having their meeting a day or more earlier or waiting
until after the AGM. I feel this is extremely "unfair" to those who have
worked hard to work within the initial timeframe to get their papers in
on time.

If they could not have had their meeting earlier or later then the
ethical course of action should have been:-

1. papers still due at close of business today

2. the discussion phase extended to cover the gap
between the papers due date and the new proxy voting date
created by delaying the AGM

3. proceed as normal taking into account the delay

bst rgrds

On Thu, 2003-07-31 at 13:53, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Today's meeting of the JSF Board of Directors just ended. As we all
> know, this has been a time of ferment within the Jabber community, and
> specifically within the JSF itself. The Board has passed an important
> resolution that I think addresses most of the concerns raised by those
> who recently proposed changing the name of the JSF. Because I must craft 
> the specific text of that resolution and receive approval from the Board 
> regarding that wording, I will not announce that resolution until later 
> today or possibly tomorrow. However, given the current circumstances and
> the need to reach broad agreement regarding the resolution approved
> today before moving forward, the Board has decided to postpone the annual 
> meeting of the JSF by three weeks, from August 27 to September 17. This 
> will result in changes to the schedule for Board and Council elections as 
> well. Specifically, the elections schedule is now as follows:
> 1. August 21:  Board and Council position papers due
> 2. August 22 - September 2: Discussion / Questions
> 3. September 3 - 17: Proxy Voting
> 4. September 17 @ 17:00 UTC: Annual Meeting
> Please see my earlier announcement for more detailed information about 
> the elections process:
>    http://mailman.jabber.org/pipermail/members/2003-July/002493.html
> Thank you.
> Peter

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