Re: proposed replacement bylaws

From: Ian Jackson <ijackson(at)chiark(dot)greenend(dot)org(dot)uk>
To: Bdale Garbee <bdale(at)gag(dot)com>
Cc: spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Re: proposed replacement bylaws
Date: 2016-07-02 20:45:24
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Bdale Garbee writes ("proposed replacement bylaws"):
> For as long as I can remember (that means on the order of 12 years on the
> board and 10 years as president of SPI), we have been aware that there
> were problems with the existing bylaws of the organization.
> The problems with the current bylaws we really need to fix include:
> - the bylaws do not comprehend the idea of board meetings on IRC
> - the rules the board voting by email are intractable
> - there is a hard requirement to hold an annual general meeting on
> the first day of July, which is rarely convenient due to national
> holidays, etc
> - in a number of places, the bylaws seem to contradict themselves

- The bylaws do not comprehend that we want to elect the board,
so that in theory the board elections are advisory.


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