Re: Bylaws Revision: VOTING[3]

From: "Darren O(dot) Benham" <gecko(at)benham(dot)net>
To: spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Re: Bylaws Revision: VOTING[3]
Date: 1999-05-18 17:23:55
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On Tue, May 18, 1999 at 12:22:52PM -0400, Nils Lohner wrote:
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> - all votes (unless otherwise stated) are approved by a majority (>50%)
> - the quorum shall be set by <something> (look at debian constitution for
> this? Suggestions? It should not be too small, but also not be too
> large...)
To combine these... I'd suggest something like this:

For Yes/No/Abstain type votes:
50% of the "registered voters" or >=80% of the actual votes which ever is

For Choice type votes: use the STV method (not what Debian uses by

Why the 80% rule? I can see a time when SPI is large enough that not
everybody votes. Debian already sees < 50% voter turn out on some issues
but (so far) everything has been pretty decisive. Every issue would have
been decided under these rules and if it's a situation where 80% of the 20%
that vote can't agree, then more should be done to get a larger body of
voters in volved to decide the issue.

> - removal of board members
> .. this should be relatively difficult... 2/3 majority vote of the board or
> of the membership maybe?
I would say 3/4 the board (ie. every member of the board) and stick with
2/3 for the body.

> - Members and committes may put resolutions before the board of directors
> for voting
I think I like this.. Members as individuals or members as a body (ie. with

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