On 4/15/06, Frederic Schutz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Michael Bimmler wrote:
> Thanks to everyone for providing explanations... I must admit of being
> quite surprised about some of the content of the English translations; I
> am not a specialist of English vocabulary about legal matters, but some
> sentences indeed look strange.
> > PS: I hope we have not any more strange things in the bylaws, we may
> > have to make a final proofreading session at the founding assembly,
> Please, please, pretty please, don't do that. The last time I was
> involved in the founding assembly for an Association (also involved with
> the free software/free content world), we did that, even though the
> proposed bylaws had been thoroughly discussed by email beforehand. We
> spent _hours_ going over every single word of each article, because
> people suddenly got interested in little details they had not noticed
> before, it was a _nightmare_. And this was purely a French-speaking
> association, not a national-level association with translations in 5
> languages of the bylaws... we should really make sure everything is
> correct _before_ we start organising the founding Assembly (and if we
> modify the bylaws, we have to ask the Wikimedia Foundation for approval
> again).
> But we shall do more rounds of proofreading before the assembly, for sure.
Okay, this is actually what I wanted to say. Don't even know anymore
why I said "during founding assembly", I wanted to say "before
founding assembly". Sorry...
> > because when we have once voted the bylaws, we cannot just fix these
> > things quickly but have to call together the members assembly each
> > time...
> What happenend for the association mentioned above was that during the
> first 3 years, at each regular annual general meeting, we made some
> changes to the bylaws, to adapt them to the practical experiences we
> made during the year; now, they are quite stabe and well-adapted to the
> "real life". This is to be expected, and should not be a problem.
Sure, but we should make them as good as possible...
> Frederic


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