[Members] limit of board members

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu Aug 27 14:10:59 CDT 2009


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On 8/8/09 8:19 AM, Kurt Zeilenga wrote:
> 
> On Aug 7, 2009, at 1:43 AM, Alexander Gnauck wrote:
> 
>> Because we are close to the board and council elections we discussed
>> in our meeting yesterday the number of board members.  There is no
>> limit for board candidates as there is for council (5) in our bylaws
>> yet.
> 
> A limit on the number of candidates (for the board)?  I think you mean
> changing the maximum size of the board, which is currently specified in
> the by-laws.  (Limiting the number of candidates would, I think, be
> quite problematic.)

Correct, limiting the number of Board members as we have done previously
for the Council.

> The by-laws does limit the size of the board (between 3 and 7
> directors).  This seems reasonable to me, though I wouldn't necessarily
> opposing changing the max size of the board from 7 to 5.
> 
> In reviewing the by-laws, I could not find any limit of the number of
> council candidates, nor any restriction on the size of the council.  I
> presume you refer to some size limit imposed otherwise.

Hrm, I thought we had officially updated the bylaws to set the size of
the Council at 5. However, it seems that it was simply a Board decision
that was requested by the Council back in 2003:

http://mail.jabber.org/pipermail/members/2003-July/002501.html

I suppose the Board could make a similar decision regarding the Board,
or we could have the members vote on this.

Peter

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