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

David Banes dbanes at cleartext.com
Wed Oct 7 03:25:11 CDT 2009

There's no need for an odd number on the board, I've been on a board  
of 12 for many years, you just have to work harder to get a majority  
vote, or have a mechanism to allow a deciding vote, for example this  
could be the exec director, Peter, or the membership.


On 07/10/2009, at 6:47 PM, Will Sheward wrote:

> Mickaël Rémond wrote:
>> Regarding the board election, I know that you already solve the  
>> problem by eliminating the fourth candidate as well (From the  
>> meeting minutes), Nicolas Vérité, which is an odd decision as it is  
>> probably the most proactive user in Europe.
> I think the only reason the 4th candidate was eliminated was the  
> preference expressed for an odd, rather than even, number of Board  
> numbers. A problem that the generous withdrawl of both yourself and  
> David hasn't really solved as now, in order to keep to an odd  
> number, we have to either stick with 3 Board members or expand to 5  
> and 'find' someone else to come in along with Nyco.
> Will.

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