On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 2:12 PM, Gregory Leblanc <headmaster.albus.dumbled...@gmail.com> wrote: > Hi folks, couple of comments and questions below. > > On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 1:56 PM, Behdad Esfahbod <beh...@behdad.org> wrote: > [snip] >> Diego Escalante Urrelo will be joining the board as a new member for >> the remainder of this term. Diego was a candidate for the board in the >> last election, and his energy, new blood, and Latin American >> perspective will be a great addition to the board. > > As I wasn't sure what the procedure was for the board of directors, in > the case of a resignation, I went and grabbed a copy of the bylaws > from http://foundation.gnome.org/about/bylaws.pdf Section 4 > subsection d it states that the board can fill a vacancy by a vote of > the remaining directors. > > With that said, Congratulations Diego! > > I do have one question about the bylaws, though. I seem to recall a > large discussion about changing the term of the directors to be 18 > months instead of 1 year. However, Section 3 subsection a still > states that directors hold office for one (1) year. I also noticed > that the history information at the bottom of the document states that > the last change was April 5, 2002. I'm sure that the discussion I > recall was more recent than this. > > What is the current term of a member of the Gnome Foundation Board of > Directors?
I believe one year, with an exception for the current 18-month term in order to align elections with the timing of GUADEC. > What is the official location of the Bylaws governing the Gnome > Foundation? If it is the above URL, and the term is not still 1 year, > how can we get this copy updated? If it's not this URL, can somebody > tell me where it is, and can we make foundation.gnome.org link to it > prominently? At the moment, there is nothing better than what you've found. I have been (slowly) in the process of revising our official documents; I hope to finish and formalize them during the next semester. If you're interested, you can participate in this process by editing and commenting on the documents in co-ment.net: http://www.co-ment.net/list_public/?q=gnome Not that this excuses the sloppiness on our part, but note that there is no requirement in CA non-profit law that there be One True Copy of these documents; it is sufficient to track the original + the amendments/diffs. (I worked with some documents over the summer where this situation persisted for decades.) It absolutely makes things an utter PITA to deal with- like releasing new versions as diffs rather than new tarballs- but doesn't cause a formal problem for our status as a non-profit. Luis _______________________________________________ foundation-list mailing list email@example.com http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/foundation-list