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Re: [opensuse-project] Revising the Board Election Rules, 2nd iteration
  • From: Andreas Jaeger <aj@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 15:40:28 +0200
  • Message-id: <201009291540.28642.aj@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 29 September 2010 14:58:22 Administrator wrote:
So, now the goal of the changes for these rules are:
* fill the holes that exist in the existing rules
* clarify the existing rules
* Open up the project even more with removing the restriction on

two members beeing Novell employees. To help ensure that the
board will always represent a wide part of the community, I've
followed the example of the GNOME foundation to have a rule that
only 40 % of the elected board members can work at the same
Note that 40 % of 5 elected seats means 2 seats.

Minor suggestion: replace "company" with "organisation" (definition
required) as this allows for non-corporate / non-commercial (e.g. Govt of

Indeed, this should be enhanced.

The GNOME project uses:
No single organization or company will be allowed to control more than 40% of
the board seats, regardless of election results. In the event that individuals
affiliated with a corporation or organization hold more than 40% of the seats,
affiliates from that corporation will be required to resign until 40% is no
longer held. Individuals affiliated with a company or organization are people
who are employees, officers, or members of the board of directors of an
organization; or have a significant consulting relationship; or own at least
1% of the equity or debt, or derivatives thereof, of a company.

We could use some of that...

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