On Sat, 2010-12-04 at 02:41 +0800, David Nelson wrote:
On Sat, Dec 4, 2010 at 02:08, drew <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
What there is not, that I can see, is a way for the general membership
to remove the board, or a particular member of the board, beyond the
Consider the following situation:
The ESC makes a decision regarding the code that the BOD disagrees with
and exercises their rights under the ByLaws to place the ESC under
administration. Telling the ESC to either conform to the board's wishes
or to disband and allow the BOD to appoint a new ESC.
There should be a way for the membership, which through their vote is
after all the source of authority exercised by the BOD, to step in and
remove the board.
Firstly - this would be IMO an extraordinary circumstance of course, and
whatever mechanism one would put in place _must_ present a rather high
hurdle in order to trigger application.
Without offering any specific details on mechanics for the moment, what
I'm thinking of is a way for the general membership to call for an early
election of the board in such an extraordinary situation.
i don't think I'd want a mechanism to go as far as discharging the
but maybe there could be a mechanism by which community members
could call for a ballot to be cast on a motion put forward by
concerned activists (kind of like organizing a petition)? This
mechanism would then provisionally block implementation of the
contentious decision until the vote has been held. The outcome of the
vote would be binding.
Actually I would not be in favor of this approach.
I would not want to go down a path of general membership binding
initiatives, the BOD, IMO, is the body to make decisions in all normal
So, this would be a highly circumscribed process with only one of two
possible outcomes: There is an early election of board members or there
Does that help to clarify my thinking here?
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