On Sunday 29 August 2010 23:03:06 Jos Poortvliet wrote:
On Thursday 26 August 2010 11:29:08 Andreas Jaeger wrote:
On Wednesday 25 August 2010 23:08:52 jdd wrote:
I have a long experience of writing associations status, so I try to make things clear.
Handling of special cases:
- Running board is allowed to appoint one new member and one only in
the following situations. If an appointed member quits, he can be replaced by the board. If a second elected member quits, a new election have to be organised. A Novell emmloyee have to be replaced by a Novell employee, and same applies to community member.
Interesting idea of limiting this. What do others think?
I don't see why. Surely if there are more ppl leaving, the board (and openSUSE) is in trouble. However, to keep things running I think the other board members should be trusted to make the right decision. After all, we voted for them. Besides the board isn't THAT powerful, they can't stop us from doing what we do anyway ;-)
- On the following election, the appointed member is replaced by an
elected one. A "tirage au sort" (lottery?) designs the elected people that are elected for 1 or 2 years
Ah, so basically you want to take care that each year half of the board gets elected. Yes, that is good.
That is a short period. You do want to keep some continuity to preserve experience. I'd vote for 2 years min, 3 would be fine with me too.
openSUSE Board is voted for two years, just every year for half of the seats votes happen.
Appointment situations are: resignation of a member, removal of a member.
Any member can resignate at will, but then he will not be allowed to be candidate for the next election.
A Board member may be subject to removal only in case of absence of participation of three consecutive meetings or complete lost of contact. The board have to publish all the work done to try to solve the problem. A three month delay will be spent between the first notification of the problem and the board vote. the Board member in question may be removed by unanimous vote of the other members of the Board.
Meetings are every two weeks - so 3 times absences is 6 weeks plus three months makes 4 1/2 months. Quite a long time.
I like the 3 times absence but would say "without notification" - and make the period shorter.
I don't care much about this - I would actually make it not too long too and let the board decide if they want to wait longer if something like this happens.