Re: #04: Electronic Meetings

From: David Graham <cdlu(at)pkl(dot)net>
To: John Goerzen <jgoerzen(at)complete(dot)org>
Cc: spi-bylaws(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Re: #04: Electronic Meetings
Date: 2003-04-01 14:43:46
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Meetings can be held in spi-private instead of spi-board. They're still
email meetings, other people can still express their views, and the
meeting is still on record as it's happening.

David "cdlu" Graham cdlu(at)pkl(dot)net
Guelph, Ontario SMS: +1 519 760 1409

On Tue, 1 Apr 2003, John Goerzen wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 11:12:16AM -0500, David Graham wrote:
> > I don't see that as blocking it.
> Well, IMHO, we first need to decide whether non-real-time meetings are a
> desirable possibility, then how they should be held, and finally whether we
> should modify the bylaws.
> To that end:
> I view non-real-time resolutions as an undesirable outcome, but one which
> may be necessary. I would prefer to find other alternatives.
> However, if they must happen, my largest criticism is that they are
> happening behind closed doors. This could be alleviated by other
> open-meetings provisions in the bylaws.
> I think it's OK with the board deciding the mechanisms of their meetings, so
> long as they comply with basic requirements (quorum, sufficient notice,
> public publishing)
> If we decide that e-mail meetings are acceptable, we should amend the bylaws
> thusly. I view the e-mail meetings as, at best, a stretch of the language
> in the bylaws.
> Comments?
> -- John
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