#03: Board meeting quorum issues

John Goerzen jgoerzen at complete.org
Fri May 9 19:27:13 UTC 2003

On Fri, May 09, 2003 at 12:15:29PM -0500, Taral wrote:
> On Fri, May 09, 2003 at 11:45:26AM -0500, John Goerzen wrote:
> > Also an absention should not count against the unanimous requirement.
> Actually...
> With 10 members, 5 present, if 4 vote FOR and 1 ABSTAINS, then if all 5
> missing members were present and voted AGAINST, it would fail. The
> requirement for it to be a valid "bypass" is that the presence of the
> remaining members _would not change the outcome_. I'm prepared to allow
> ties to go in favor of the members present, but abstentions must work
> against the unanimity requirement.

Well put.  I agree with you.

(Wow, somebody changed my opinion twice in one day.  That's not bad. <g>)

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