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Hello all,

Please do take a look -again- at the bylaws that I just updated:

My modifications do not alter the text in any substantial way, however
they add four points:
- the ESC rules get clarified esp. regarding the election of the
  Chairman, and the ESC can now be "put under administration" by the
  BoD if it deems it necessary. However, neither the number of its
  members, nor its status of a non-elected body are changed.
- election of the chairman is now done by the same three (BoD, AB, ESC)
  but through the vote of the three assemblies, not by the vote of each
  of its individual members. 
- BoD now gets its team renewed by half each year.
- Specific provisions concerning potential conflicts of interest at the
  BoD and the ESC have been added (see the Transparency section). So
  it's time to call Pavel again (just kidding).

As usual, let me know what you think.


Le Fri, 19 Nov 2010 12:04:05 +0000,
Michael Meeks <> a écrit :

Hi Varun,

On Fri, 2010-11-19 at 11:08 +0800, Varun Mittal wrote:
I didn't mean sponsors will have more seats. I meant sponsors
should have some representation on board. There would be elections
for rest of the seats with a predefined procedure.

      I'm against that. If a sponsor is investing lots of money -
they will attract good developers, who will get well-known in the
community, and people will vote for them so they get onto the board.

Why do you expect a sponsor to pour several million $

      I do not :-) If they want to pour millions of $ in - they
should do that by employing people (or contractors) to develop the
features, UI's, L10ns, Marketing or whatever -they- need. That way -
they can ensure the money is spent on exactly what they want -
without needing to fight some corporate battle over a bigger pot of
money :-)

      Of course, they should pay a nominal membership of several
$10k's to the foundation to support central infrastructure, that goes
without saying.



Charles-H. Schulz
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