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From: Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
Subject: Re: Thoughts on upcoming trustee elections
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 22:04:08 -0400
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@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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