[Members] Section 8.1 propsed change

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Thu Mar 17 05:29:24 CST 2011

There's a couple of items I'd like to change within §8.1, and I  
suggest that these are placed as separate voting items on the agenda  
for the next meeting. Firstly, I'd like to propose that Council  
members are drawn from non-members as well as members. I have no  
strong view on whether voting them onto the Council should, if they  
are not already members, automatically make them members for the  
duration of their council membership, but after some thought I'm  
leaning toward the notion that technical leadership is not the same  
as the management of the XSF, so therefore my only change in this  
area is:


Strike the final sentence of the second paragraph of §8.1: "All the  
individuals elected to participate on the XMPP Council must be  
Members of the Corporation".


(As an aside, here, I suspect that Board members ought to be  
automatically granted membership for very similar reasons)

Secondly, I was always rather unnerved by the fact that the Council  
could select a replacement for someone resigning from, or being  
forced off, the Council. Therefore:


To the third paragraph of Section 8.1, add an additional sentence as  
the new final sentence:

"The filling of any vacancy shall happen at a special meeting  
(persuant to §3.3), and in accordance with the procedure defined in  


In other words, instead of the Council selecting someone to fill a  
gap, they can either choose not to fill a gap, or else can ask the  
members to do so.

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