Re: Efficient board meetings, revised

From: Ian Jackson <ijackson(at)chiark(dot)greenend(dot)org(dot)uk>
To: Martin Schulze <joey(at)infodrom(dot)org>
Cc: SPI Board of Directors <board(at)spi-inc(dot)org>, spi-general(at)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Re: Efficient board meetings, revised
Date: 2004-10-16 19:20:21
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martinMartin Schulze writes ("Re: Efficient board meetings, revised"):
> Ian Jackson wrote:
> > * Explicit statement that board members are expected to participate
> > in email discussions etc., not just meetings.
> You know that this is in direct conflict with your own participation
> in email discussions, right? Just to be sure, I'm not missing a point...

I know that some people have criticised me for not participating
enough in between meetings. Me starting this discussion about board
decision processes is an attempt to improve my participation; the item
in my resolution is a promise by me to do better and I hope a
clarification of others' understanding of what is required.

> I'm all for it, but it seems to me that social problems are tried
> to be solved with technical stuff, which is bound to fail. I'd be
> glad to be proven wrong, though.

I'm trying to solve social problems with social stuff, I think:
mainly, reminding people of what's expected and/or getting us to have
a discussion about what expected.

> > 15. Guests will not be asked to state their name during the meeting.
> > Instead, the Secretary shall start logging the channel 15 minutes
> > before the meeting, and guests will be asked to state their name
> > during that period, or when they arrive if they arrive later.
> Not sure if this is new, but using /msg to the acting Secretary should
> probably be permitted as well.

That would be very sensible. Depending on the outcome of our
discussions about IRC meetings, etc., I'll include the suggestion in a
revision of my `Efficient Board Meetings' resolution.


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