I'd like to suggest that the summary of the BoD vote as exemplified
below be slightly changed to included nominative informations relative
the the vote.
In a representative democratic system, like it is the case here, where
the BoD represent the Board of Trustee, It is important that the
represented body can evaluate how it is being represented by each
candidate it designated to do so, in order to be able to make and
educated decision during the following election.
Certainly today such information is mostly available in the ML by
parsing the individual +1, or by listeneing to the recording of the
Bod meeting and again extracting the vote from there... but that is
quite a time consuming an error prone process, and surely we want the
acces to information to the Board of Trustee to be as low as possible,
so that the Board of Trustee can make the most informed decision as
So I would recommend that future summary recorded Vote by the BoD
include the name associated with the vote. I edited the example below
with fictional names as an example.
This is just an example, and I'll be satisfied with any variations one
may prefer that fulfill the goal : nominative voting record :-)
On Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 7:03 AM, Florian Effenberger
The Board of Directors at the time of voting consists of 7 seat holders
without deputies. In order to be quorate, the vote needs to have 1/2 of the
Board of Directors members, which gives 4.
The Following Board of directors member have participated in the vote:
John, Phillip, Robert (representing Jean) and Caroline.
For a total of 4 member: The vote is Quorate
A quorum could be reached with a simple majority of 3 votes.
Result of vote:
3 approvals: John, Robert, Caroline
1 disapprovals. Phillip
Decision: The request has been accepted.
Note: if the decision is unanimous one can have
Result of the vote: unanimous approval/disapprovals
To avoid re-naming everyone participating in the vote.
PS: 'private decisions', if any, should be the object of the same
summary vote and posted in the BoD private list as the decision is
made, and forwarded to the BoD-disucss list as soon as the rational
for the 'private' status become moot.
- [board-discuss] Format of the BoD votes announcement · Norbert Thiebaud
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