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

Martin Cosgrave martin at ocretail.com
Thu Sep 11 17:20:21 BST 2014

I did have one question. I'm not sure that I understand exactly what the 
terms in square brackets are supposed to represent, particularly where the 
term is repeated, e.g [committee] [committee]

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On 11 September 2014 03:45:18 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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