[Members] Board Minutes 20150927

Ralph Meijer ralphm at ik.nu
Mon Sep 28 19:12:41 UTC 2015


On 2015-09-28 20:39, Dave Cridland wrote:
> 
> 
> On 28 September 2015 at 18:58, Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net
> <mailto:dave at cridland.net>> wrote:
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> 
>     On 28 September 2015 at 18:42, Ralph Meijer <ralphm at ik.nu
>     <mailto:ralphm at ik.nu>> wrote:
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>         On 2015-09-28 18:19, Dave Cridland wrote:
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>         > 3. Items for discussion :: http://logs.xmpp.org/xsf/2015-09-28/#15:39:39
>         >
>         > a) Elections :: http://logs.xmpp.org/xsf/2015-09-28/#15:39:50
>         >
>         > A lengthy discussion mostly about when the term should start and end.
>         > General consensus that it should start and end when it should always
>         > have started and ended.
> 
>         I believe we actually voted on 1 September being the date to
>         start the
>         election process and 1 October the start of the new term.
> 
> 
>     Mea Culpa. I missed that there was an actual vote.
> 
>     So yes, the Board voted on that, but they can't actually change it;
>     as Will, Peter and I repeatedly said, it needs to go before the
>     members, since it'd be shortening a term defined within the bylaws.
> 
> 
> However, I was talking out of my arse, sorry. We don't need a member
> vote on this:
> 
> *Section 3.2 Annual Meetings*. A meeting of the Members shall be held
> annually at such time as the Board of Directors may determine, at which
> annual meeting the Members shall elect a Board of Directors and transact
> other proper business as may properly come before them.
> 
> So it turns out the Board have the power to set their own term, which is
> quite interesting - but not the term of the following Board, which was
> actually voted upon.
> 
> (I'm reading "annually" to mean "once per year", and not "precisely on
> the anniversary of the last one").

Where does it say that the board may only vote on future events within
the scope of their own term?  The Board is a continuous thing, unlike
its constituent members. Of course the people who will be voted onto the
Board may override this decision in their term, but this decision seems
as valid as any other decision made by 'The Board'.

-- 
ralphm


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