Florian Effenberger wrote:
Is the application of the "BoD § 5 I rule" not for only votes taken when a quorum is reached? It just seems strange to allow voting like this.this is the intention of the § 5 rules of procedure. It is designed that board members who are not active and miss voting, cannot block the foundation's business.
Hi Marc, I second Florian here, and since I was the one putting that rule into https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/TDF/BoD_rules, let me put some more rationale behind it. TDF is not like the usual foundation, with the board living in the same city, or some executive director plus team sitting in the same office. So far, decision making, even over trivial amounts, always happens at the board level, and thus requires a team of seven spread across the world to react timely, mostly on email. §5 was meant to balance this - the board members trust each other enough, that we believe a director proposing something and calling a vote presumably knows what he or she is doing. The rule simply codifies that, but puts a (IMO reasonable) limit on the importance level of such-decided items. Cheers, -- Thorsten
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