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Re: Simplifying bylaws for adding new members.

From: Garrett Rooney <rooneg_at_electricjellyfish.net>
Date: 2006-03-31 00:28:53 CEST

On 3/30/06, kfogel <kfogel@collab.net> wrote:
> "Garrett Rooney" <rooneg@electricjellyfish.net> writes:
> > Is the reason we want to board to rubber stamp new members rather than
> > just having the existing membership do it simply that it's more
> > complex to require the membership's voting to jump through the needed
> > hoops to make it all legal?
>
> Exactly. Also, it's too much overhead on Members. Asking them to
> vote for big one-time things, like approving the bylaws, is fine. But
> asking everyone to participate in new member approvals would be going
> overboard. Even if you just vote "+0" (meaning "I'm here for quorum
> purposes, but I don't know enough to be for or against") it's still an
> effort to follow the thread and send the mail.

Yeah, that makes sense. I was overlooking the need for a quorum of
people voting, which would make commit access votes a bit of a pain in
the neck.

> The new proposal is designed to keep our current processes as much as
> possible (we already know those work), and to ensure that the burden
> on the Board is as light as possible too.

Works for me.

-garrett

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