[Members] updated memberlist

Florian Zeitz florob at babelmonkeys.de
Fri Sep 9 12:17:16 UTC 2011


Am 09.09.2011 13:32, schrieb Alexander Gnauck:
> 
>     On Thu Sep  8 17:20:16 2011, Alexander Gnauck wrote:
> 
>         I have not removed Nathanael Fritz because he is a council
>         member and
>         Nicolas Vérité who is a board member.
> 
> 
>     Can we even do that?
> 
> 
> I don't know. There is nothing in the bylaws for this corner case.  This
> is why I want to put it for discussion here.
> 
>     The only loophole I see that we could have used would be to assume
>     that sitting members of Council and/or Board were presumed to be
>     implicitly reapplying; however we would have still needed to vote on
>     those reapplications.
> 
> 
> I think we need changes to the bylaws.
> We could also extend automatically the membership for another 12 month
> when a member is voted into council. 
> 
> Alex
> 
> 

As much as I like to have Fritzy in the council I disagree.
There have been many complaints lately about members failing to perform
their duties (voting in that case). I think reapplying is one of them if
you want to retain your membership.

I'd think that the council should not be preempted from that rule, but
would be expected to abide by it, more so than anyone else.
I.e. if not even council members manage to reapply how can we expect it
of the other members? (Assuming they have some kind of role model function)

Florian


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