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Re: [steering-discuss] proposed bylaws changes


On 6/9/11 10:17 AM, Florian Effenberger wrote:

Proposed change #1:
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from:
Every membership applicant must have been active for at least three (3)
months, and should make a moral commitment to at least six (6) months
activity (not counting the first three (3) months of fulfillment of
qualification).

to:
Every membership applicant must have been active for at least three (3)
months, and should make a best effort commitment to continuing their
activity for a further six (6) months.

Proposed change #2:
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from:
The Community's Members are people who contribute their time, efforts
and skills independently (individual persons contributing on either a
paid or unpaid basis), or who may work for Sponsors (refer to definition
of Sponsors).

to:
The Community's Members are individuals who contribute their time,
efforts and skills whether on a paid or voluntary basis.

Proposed change #3:
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from:
The Advisory Board represents the Foundation's Sponsors. Each Sponsor is
entitled to appoint one representative. For more information, see
Advisory Board under Governance.

to:
The Advisory Board provides a forum for organisations that provide a
substantial minimum level of financial, or other support as determined
by the BoD to meet with the BoD and provide advice. For more
information, see Advisory Board under Governance.

Proposed change #4:
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from:
The Advisory Board [AB] is staffed by Sponsors' representatives (refer
to definition of Sponsors). Each Sponsor can have no more than one
representative on the Advisory Board. Each Sponsor's representative is
appointed for a term of one (1) year, but can be re-appointed for a
further year in office at the end of each term.
The AB's primary function is to represent The Document Foundation's
Sponsors, and to provide the Board of Directors with advice, guidance
and proposals.

to:
The Advisory Board [AB] is staffed, at the BoD's discretion by
organisations that have made a substantial contribution to The Document
Foundation. Each organisation appointing a single representative to the
Advisory Board based on a yearly fee to be determined by the BoD.
The AB's primary function is to represent these organisations by
providing the BoD with advice, guidance and proposals.

+1, approving all changes

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