Re: [draft] Proposed resolution 2003-01-06.wta.2

From: Ian Jackson <ijackson(at)chiark(dot)greenend(dot)org(dot)uk>
To: Wichert Akkerman <wichert(at)wiggy(dot)net>
Cc: board(at)spi-inc(dot)org, spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Re: [draft] Proposed resolution 2003-01-06.wta.2
Date: 2003-01-07 11:27:07
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Wichert Akkerman writes ("Re: [draft] Proposed resolution 2003-01-06.wta.2"):
> New revision, which updates the paragraph on membership and
> organisation.
> Purpose of the Committee
> It is the responsibility of this committee to propose changes to the
> existing by-laws to the SPI board of directors and its membership.
> These changes will be reviewed and voted upon in accordance with article
> twelve of the current by-laws.

I suggest that it would be better to add some text describing what we
want the committee to fix. How about adding two paragraphs here

b. In particular, the Committee is directed to consider

i. The changes needed to make SPI a membership-controlled, rather
than Board-controlled organisation, including:
* Election of the Board by the Membership
* Recall of (members of) the Board

ii. Specific authorisation for the Board (and other similar bodies
established by the bylaws or otherwise) to regulate their conduct,
including to give explicitly the power to determine other methods
of passing resolutions than by meeting.

iii. Other clarifications and improvements that may be helpful.

c. The Board suggests to the Committee that it not suggest changes to
the bylaws which are motivated directly by recent lack of quoracy at
Board meetings, as there is no consensus that changes to the bylaws
are the correct solution to this problem.

(Put `a.' in front of the existing first paragraph of `Purpose'.)



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