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

Lanre el_gigantes at hotmail.co.uk
Fri Sep 12 08:18:49 BST 2014

Should we not limit the maximum number of board members?
Unless I missed it, I believe there should be a limit to the maximum 
number of the board.
Also regarding the board, are we to allow alfresco employees on the board?
I don’t believe we should for protection of both the employee and the community.
When you do things right, people won’t be sure you've done anything at all.

On 12 Sep 2014, at 02:51, Jeff Potts <jeffpotts01 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Those are anchors which is part of markdown but not Git markdown.
> Jeff
> On Sep 11, 2014, at 11:20 AM, Martin Cosgrave <martin at ocretail.com> wrote:
>> 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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