[Members] minutes of XSF Annual Meeting, 2009-10-06

Will Sheward will at willsheward.co.uk
Tue Oct 6 17:54:12 CDT 2009


Peter Saint-Andre wrote:

> This message comprises minutes of the Annual Meeting of the XSF, just
> completed. As those of you who were there know, it was very interesting!
> A full transcript is here:
> 
> http://logs.jabber.org/foundation@conference.jabber.org/2009-10-06.html


Goodness, what an interesting read that was!


> After much discussion, the XSF members present voted on whether to
> (perhaps temporarily) specify the number of Board members at 3 and
> therefore to accept the top 3 Board candidates as the Board. 11 members
> voted in favor, 2 abstained, and none voted against (out of a quorum at
> that time of ~19 members).
> 
> Therefore the XSF membership has chosen to seat Jack Moffitt, Will
> Sheward, and Florian Jensen as the Ninth Board of Directors of the XSF.

Well, firstly, thank you.

Secondly, it looks like we have some work to do on the bye-laws to 
ensure that should this sort of situation arise again in Board or 
Council elections, the path is clear. Or to change the voting method so 
that this situation cannot arise again.

Thirdly, I think 5 is a good number and seems to be the number the 
membership settled on. From scanning the chat log and having a quick 
think, a number of options are available:

1. The Board decides who, from the final 2, fills the fifth slot.
2. There's another membership vote (involving the final 2 or everyone?)
3. Someone withdraws (is that allowed?)
4. Fritzy suggested a fight in the meeting, not sure this would work in 
practice but an interesting idea, with pay-per-view as a fundraising 
option :-)

I'm sure there are more.

It would be cool to get this sorted quickly and uncool for it to drag on 
too long. Comments/Suggestions?

Will.


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