Resolution for a board membership election

From: David Graham <cdlu(at)railfan(dot)ca>
To: spi-general(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org, spi-board(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Resolution for a board membership election
Date: 2003-10-07 19:48:56
Message-ID: Pine.LNX.4.55.0310071542120.8128@baffin
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WHEREAS the Board memberships of Ian Jackson and Martin Schulze have
reached the end of their 3 year terms;

WHEREAS Software in the Public Interest Inc.'s by-laws require the Board
of directors to be accountable to the membership;

WHEREAS The membership of the Board must remain between 8 and 12 in

At the passing of this resolution, the Board of Directors calls an
election for the seats of Ian Jackson and Martin Schulze on the board
using the following procedure:

* An election shall be held, with voting starting 30 days after the
passage of this resolution and concluding 37 days after the passage of
this resolution;

* The election must consist of two questions;

* The first question must ask the Membership of the Organisation how many
Board Members shall sit on the Board, in the range of 8-12;

* The second question must provide a selection of candidates to enter the

* Any member of the organisation may enter as candidates;

* Candidates may enter the race by submitting a position paper to the
Secretary of the organisation between the passage of this resolution and
the start of voting;

* The voting shall take place on the organisation's web site using the
Condorcet method of voting;

* The results of the vote shall be binding and effective the date of the
announcement of the results, no more than 7 days after the end of voting.


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