[Members] Post-Election Hand-Over Phase (Was: OFFICIAL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT)

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Fri Nov 8 00:20:32 UTC 2019


On 11/7/19 4:15 AM, Georg Lukas wrote:
> * Maxime Buquet <pep at bouah.net> [2019-11-07 01:07]:
>> I have two agenda items to propose.
> 
> In case we figure out the process for this, I suggest a third item.
> 
> Currently, the new Board and Council take over immediately after the
> vote results are announced, leading to slightly awkward situations with
> Last Calls not finished and a kind of a power vacuum and disorientation.
> 
> It would be great to have a hand-over period where new Board/Council
> members can be (technically) onboarded (without excerting any powers),
> and old Board/Council can hand-over the daily business. The actual
> inauguration could happen on the 1st of the next calendar month, or the
> next-but-one calendar month to ensure a sufficient hand-over phase.

The IETF does something similar - IESG members are selected in February
and seated in mid-March.

> If we can consistently schedule the yearly meeting to some date in
> November, the latter variant would mean that a Board/Council year is
> also a real calendar year, leading to less confusion on whether this is
> the 2019 or the 2020 election.

I like the idea of starting terms on January 1.

Peter

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