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RE : [steering-discuss] Re: [steering-discuss] Community bylaws


Bernhard,

Good points, i'll correct the draft accordingly as the text has
contradictions. Comments shall be made on the steering discuss list.

Thanks,

Charles.

Le 12 nov. 2010, 8:41 PM, "Dr. Bernhard Dippold" <
bernhard@familie-dippold.at> a écrit :

Hi Charles, *

thanks for this profound and important work!

> Hello all, > > please read the first real draft of the Community Bylaws
here: > http://wiki.doc...
done :-)

> > Feel free to comment on our beloved discuss list.
Do you mean this "steering" discuss list?

Or the general discuss@documentfoundation list?

Sorry if I chose the wrong one...


There are just two short comments I want to post:


1st: *Number of ESC members*

In "Governance" (
http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/CommunityBylaws#Governance) it reads:
"Engineering Steering Committee : ... It is composed of 5 members. "

Two headings below (
http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/CommunityBylaws#Engineering_Steering_Committee)
it reads:
"The Engineering Steering Committee (ESC) is made of developers who are
coopted (i.e, there's no need for election and there can be as many members
of the ESC as needed). "

So what is the number of ESC members? "5" or "as many as needed"?

2nd: *Financial board*

The bylaws refer to a "financial board" in the "Definitions" (
http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/CommunityBylaws#Definitions) under
"Foundation":
"The * Document Foundation may have trustees (... all members of the
*Financial*, ... and Directors' boards),"

as well as in the ESC paragraph (at least I understand "FB" as such):
"Duties of the ESC is to provide expertise and information to the BoD, the
AB, *the FB*, the Chairman,
the Executive Director and any other officer of the Foundation"

I don't think we should establish such a board right from the beginning, the
Financial Officier should be enough
- if it will be necessary it can be added later on.

Best regards

Bernhard




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