[OOTB-hive] [GOV] By-laws revised

Boriss Mejias tchorix at gmail.com
Thu Sep 11 09:08:09 BST 2014

Thanks Jeff for the update,

Here is a view of the changes:


I do not completely refuse not to disagree with the position of being
undecided about the approval or rejection of the proposed and stated
modifications, and yet, freeing myself by Louis Carroll's influence, I
declare that I agree with the changes.


On 11 September 2014 04:44, Jeff Potts <jeffpotts01 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have revised the by-laws per earlier discussion.
> https://github.com/OrderOfTheBee/gov/blob/master/bylaws.md
> Oksana, regarding your concern, I removed the requirement for a new member
> to announce themselves via the list. We don't need to specify how a
> non-voting member becomes a non-voting member in the by-laws. That's more
> of a housekeeping issue that can be explained on the web site.
> I did leave in the part about "anyone can join as a non-member" because
> that seemed to be the consensus. I added more specific language to that
> effect so that there is no ambiguity.
> Richard, regarding your concern, I left the non-Alfresco employee
> qualification for voting members in place because that seems to be the
> consensus. We can revisit this in 6 to 12 months after we've lived with
> this a while. By that time there will be many more voting members and it
> will be good to get a temperature on the issue at that point.
> I also did not add any language around general votes beyond what was
> already there. The by-laws already state that the Board breaks ties which I
> think is sufficient for now. We do not need to add so much bureaucracy this
> early in the life of the org. If at some point we decide we need to
> formalize the escalation procedure from committee vote to general vote to
> board or something similar, we can do that, but let's not do it now.
> I added two new qualifications for voting members: (1) you must be an
> individual (not a group or a company and (2) you must have a verifiable
> identity (you must not be anonymous or pseudonymous).
> I also added a "non-commercial" clause which just says that we aren't
> going to directly sell goods or services. I think there were discussions or
> questions about that early on.
> As soon as possible, I would like to have a Google Hangout with the Board
> members to discuss and ratify these by-laws. As soon as that is done we can
> work on voting in the first batch of voting members.
> Jeff
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