Maxime Buquet pep at bouah.net
Fri Nov 8 00:20:05 UTC 2019

On 2019/11/07, Maxime Buquet wrote:
> On 2019/11/04, Alexander Gnauck wrote:
> > I've started proxy voting via xmpp:memberbot at xmpp.org on our annual board &
> > council applications listed here:
> > https://wiki.xmpp.org/web/Board_and_Council_Elections_2019
> > 
> > I propose that we continue the proxy voting until the close of business on
> > November 20th, and hold a meeting on November 21st to formally approve the
> > voting results.
> > 
> > The meeting particulars are:
> > * Date: 2019-11-21
> > * Time: 19:00 UTC
> > * Location: xmpp:xsf at muc.xmpp.org?join
> > 
> > Objections?
> I have two agenda items to propose.
> - It popped up in a chat in the xsf@ channel, §3.3 of the Bylaws says
>   that members can request a Special Meeting "in writing". This is
>   probably not an issue but I thought it might be good to be a bit more
>   explicit and mention electronic communication like in other places,
>   and so I propose the wording in xmpp.org#630[0].
> - Typo in §3.13, fixed in xmpp.org#631[1].
> [0]: https://github.com/xsf/xmpp.org/pull/630
> [1]: https://github.com/xsf/xmpp.org/pull/631
> §3.12 seems to say that 5% of members need to approve these items before
> they are submitted to a vote. What happens now?

I retract these two items.

Ralph provided feedback on the tracker, and these two changes are indeed
not necessary, (the typo is not a typo, and the other is already
specified in the law).

My main interest in going through this exercise was figuring out how to
do so properly, and this hasn't been without bumps in the road.

As some also have noticed, it is unclear how to add an agenda item to a
(annual) meeting, and who gets to vote on it. This thread is a good
proof for it.

Additionally, bylaws changes have to go through board Article XIII.

There are other changes I would like to see in the bylaws, and thus, I
will share my concerns with board as soon as the new one gets elected.

I also think having a TOC on that page (bylaws) would be a good

Thanks all!

Maxime “pep” Buquet
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