[Members] Board/Council and meeting time

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Mon Oct 30 09:10:37 UTC 2017

Hmmm. Apparently I have a lot of email to catch up on again.

On 17 October 2017 at 12:38, Goffi <goffi at goffi.org> wrote:
> Hello,
> If I'm not mistaken, most of board/council meetings happen at times compatible
> with Western Europe, during working hour.
> This is fine for people leaving in this area and able to free themselves at
> this time (e.g. working full time on XMPP), but not for people doing something
> else/in other parts of the world.
> In fact I'm considering being candidate for the council, but because I've a
> non XMPP related paid job, I would not be able to free myself on Wednesday
> afternoon.

Traditionally, the Board and Coucil both negotiate a suitable meeting
time as the first item of business. It can, and has, moved over the
years (when I started Council it was mid-evening UK time, for example,
as opposed to its current late afternoon).

> So I wonder if it would be possible to be candidate without being able to
> attend meeting (the question is also valid for people in other part of the
> world, when meeting happen during night for instance)? Of course it would
> still be possible to read log in the evening, and vote on list.

I would be unable to vote in good conscience for someone who was not
intending to attend the meetings.

But given Council and Board will (presumably) arrange meeting times
that everyone can attend, I'd expect this not to be an issue.


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