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

Nicolas Vérité nicolas.verite at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 05:02:02 CDT 2009

Please Kevin, don't try to make it feel personal, as it is not, and
never has been. And stop, for once, patronizing. Thank you.

On Wed, Oct 7, 2009 at 11:48, Kevin Smith <kevin at kismith.co.uk> wrote:
> I think you may (from your reply) have felt that this was in some way
> an attack, or anti-you - I'm sorry if that was the case, as I'm
> certainly not setting out to make this personal (indeed, see my
> previous mail to the thread in which I say that the next step is to
> have a membership vote that should see you appointed to Board). I'm
> also sorry if I'm over-reading into your reply and you don't feel this
> way.
>>>> Wow, what a thread! ;-)
>>> It was quite the meeting.
>> It is a thread your are replying to.
> Sorry if you felt this was a contradiction of what you said - it was
> an agreement (in colloquialism, which may not have helped) saying that
> the meeting that caused "Wow, what a thread!" was also "Wow, what a
> meeting".
>>>> It was a Board decision to make, not a members decision
>>> No, voting in Board is certainly a member decision.
>> No, members have voted, period.
>> The decision on the tie should a Board decision.
> This wasn't what the combined quorum of the membership present at the
> meeting concluded that the Bylaws say. The meeting logs do show long
> discussions about what was Board and what was Membership's
> responsibilities, together with the relevant bits of the Bylaws to
> ensure we were acting constitutionally. No-one thinks that the
> situation was ideal, and there was agreement that we need to make sure
> the Bylaws are updated so this doesn't happen again (and the way that
> happens, in our Bylaws, is that the Board will propose changes, and
> the Membership must vote on those changes). This has never been
> personal against you as the candidate with the fourth most votes
> (again see the other posts in this thread saying that it's expected
> that you'll end up on Board, and find that you weren't mentioned by
> name in the votes during the meeting).
> /K

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