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From: sophie <>
Sent: Sat, 18 June, 2011 12:51:17
Subject: Re: [steering-discuss] Joining the OASIS Consortium

Hi all,
On 18/06/2011 09:58, Florian Effenberger wrote:

klaus-jürgen weghorn ol wrote on 2011-06-16 08.18:
If you do it in 2 months there will be (soon) a voted Board of Directors
to determine this.

Maybe the SC - as non-voted - only give a recommendation for the BoD and
put it all in this direction put don't fix it.
So it will be a (first) decision of the new BoD.
Otherwise the BoD has to fix something they don't voted of (and maybe
don't want to do).

this is indeed a good point... what do the others think? We can give our +1 as 
recommendation to the new BoD, but I guess it will indeed be hard to bind them 
on decisions they have not taken.
No problem for me as long as TDF is represented.

Kind regards

Hi :)
Some organisations vote only a 3rd of positions each time.  Specific legally 
required roles such as Company Secretary, Finance/Treasurer and Chair are 
sometimes nominated from existing board members although often the newly elected 
board members are included.  

Since those elections are normally held annually it means each board member is 
committing to 3 years.  So, perhaps for TDF it might be better to have the 
rolling elections every 6months with the legally required posts being voted on 

This system ensures that 2/3rd majority are stable, established, experienced 
board members that are already "up to speed" on relevant issues.  It gives 
external organisations confidence that agreements are not going to be suddenly 
over-turned just after the AGM.  It helps new board members to quickly learn 
their way around.  It helps to get "fresh blood" and a new perspective, a new 
energy into the board without compromising stability.

I think this first time all the positions need to be voted on but hopefully that 
will mostly be a case of voting in people that already do a great job.  Italo, 
Sophie, Cor and of course Florian are highly visible, well regarded and do an 
excellent job but i would guess there are others i don't notice that also do 
crucially important work.

It might be another thing that is good to discuss now to present recommendations 
to the BoD but it might be better to wait and let them discuss this sort of 
thing after elections.  

Regards from
Tom :)

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