Re: [DRAFT 1] Definition of Motions and Resolutions

From: "Darren O(dot) Benham" <gecko(at)benham(dot)net>
To: spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Re: [DRAFT 1] Definition of Motions and Resolutions
Date: 1999-04-16 01:08:06
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On Thu, Apr 15, 1999 at 06:18:36PM -0400, Nils Lohner wrote:
> [This resolution lays down some basic definitions that may be important in
> the bylaws discussion- especially the voting section. We will probably end
> up with different approvals for motions and resolutions- i.e. it should be
> easier to add the hosting of a mailing list to SPI that it should be to
> change the bylaws themselves, and a simple appointment to a position should
> be less difficult that creating a new position etc.
> Comments/additions are welcome. I know some of this is awkwardly worded,
> so please feel free to suggest improvements.
> --Nils]

After reading this proposal, it can be avoided entirely. In many
organizations, key documents (such as by-laws, articles, constitutions,
etc) include the proceedure for amending themselves. Anything that doesn't
have that specification is changed by the "default" method (motion). On
top of that, there'd be nothing wrong with a standard "cut-n-paste" of such
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