Gentoo Archives: gentoo-nfp

From: Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
To: gentoo-nfp@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Thoughts on upcoming trustee elections
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 02:18:29
Message-Id: 1114653848.19023.0.camel@vertigo.twi-31o2.org
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Thoughts on upcoming trustee elections by Deedra Waters
On Wed, 2005-04-27 at 13:15 -0700, Deedra Waters wrote:
> As for the number of trustees, I do like the fact that there's an odd > number on the current board so that there can't be a locked decision.
...until one abstains or isn't present to vote. ;]
> On Wed, 27 Apr 2005, Brad Cowan wrote: > > > Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 16:03:57 -0400 > > From: Brad Cowan <bcowan@g.o> > > To: gentoo-nfp@l.g.o > > Subject: Re: [gentoo-nfp] Thoughts on upcoming trustee elections > > > > On Wed, 2005-04-27 at 10:15 -0500, Grant Goodyear wrote: > > > > > Ideally, I'd like to have trustee elections finished by 16 May. Of > > > course, that means we need to decide how to handle the elections. > > > Here's a proposal: > > > > > > 1. Trustee wannabees need to e-mail -nfp with a statement to that > > > effect. Any eligible foundation member may run for a trustee > > > position. The deadline for announcing candidacy is one week prior > > > to the beginning of voting. > > > 2. A ballot containing the names of all candidates will be assembled > > > which essentially just has a check box for each name. > > > 3. Voting will last for one week. > > > 4. All candidates who reach or surpass a threshold of 50% yes votes > > > are thereby elected as trustees. > > > 5. In the case that fewer than four trustees are elected outright (I believe > > > that by NM law there needs to be a president, a secretary, a > > > treasurer, and possibly something else?), then the top four vote > > > recipients are elected as trustees. > > > > > > Notice that I didn't say that it was necessarily a good proposal. I'd > > > like to avoid needing an initial vote on how many trustees are needed, > > > so this proposal deliberately leaves the number of trustees that one > > > wants to vote for up to the individual members. The threshold of 50% > > > was picked entirely at random. Better ideas cheerfully accepted! > > > > This seems reasonable to me, but I have a few small questions. Has > > the number of trustees been decided? ie...are we sticking with the > > current number or possibly less? Also, what about having say 2 year > > terms with elections held every year, essentially splitting up the > > trustees so that there's no possibility that all be voted out at once? > > This would allow a continuous "voice" of the board. > > > > Thanks, > > > > -- > Deedra Waters - Gentoo developer relations, accessibility and infrastructure - > dmwaters@g.o > Gentoo linux: http://www.gentoo.org >
-- Chris Gianelloni Release Engineering - Strategic Lead/QA Manager Games - Developer Gentoo Linux

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