Proposed SPI Bylaws Amendment

From: Jimmy Kaplowitz <jimmy(at)debian(dot)org>
To: spi-general(at)spi-inc(dot)org, secretary(at)spi-inc(dot)org, board(at)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Proposed SPI Bylaws Amendment
Date: 2002-12-10 21:27:36
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Hi everyone. As you may or may not know, many of the members of the SPI
board do not have time to properly perform their SPI duties. The
President and the Secretary have not been performing their duties, the
Vice-President resigned in frustration, and quorum has not been met at
four meetings in a row. Therefore, in order to begin getting things back
in shape at SPI:

In accordance with Articles Five and Twelve of the SPI Bylaws, I hereby
offer the attached amendment to SPI bylaws for consideration by the SPI
contributing membership. Article Five requires that 14 of you
(contributing members only) second this proposal in order for it to be
considered. Please do this by sending a cryptographically signed email
message to spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org and secretary(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
(and include board(at)spi-inc(dot)org if you wish, as I have, since the
Secretary has not been doing his job lately). After this, the Secretary
(Wichert Akkerman), has 30 days to put it to a vote of the contributing

All contributing members are eligible to vote. The method of voting is
set by the Secretary, or if he doesn't set any method, the default
method is cryptographically signed email ballots. Since this is an
amendment to the bylaws, 114 of the 172 contributing members must vote
yes in order for it to pass. Even if this number is not attained, I am
hoping that it will have at least some useful effect in getting the
board back in shape.

Please second if you agree with this proposal and we have not reached
the required number (14) of seconds yet. Also, please feel free (and
encouraged) to discuss this proposal on the spi-general mailing list.

- Jimmy Kaplowitz

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