#04: Electronic Meetings

Jimmy Kaplowitz jimmy at debian.org
Sat May 31 15:59:48 UTC 2003

On Sat, May 31, 2003 at 10:15:13AM -0400, David Graham wrote:
> I believe e-mail meetings are not only allowed, they're necessary.
> I'd like to point out that the By-Law Committee -- us -- has not met yet
> on IRC or in any means other than through e-mail, yet we have created,
> discussed, and voted on a number of issues and are continuing to do so.
> I think the means with which the board meets should be at the discretion
> of the board. Decisions should be able to me made through email - which
> the quorum requirements of the recently discussed amendment easily allow,
> or on IRC, if that's what the board prefers to do, but we should not ban
> an otherwise effective way of meeting. That doesn't help anybody.

The above reasoning does make sense to me.

> The board should be required to meet "no less than once per three months",
> and should be left the discretion of how it should meet - whether it be in
> real life, video conference, irc, telephone conference call, email, or
> voodoo magic, provided a record of the meeting is kept (minutes).

Providing public minutes for email meetings is one thing the board
hasn't been doing. We will need to make it clearer that that is a

- Jimmy Kaplowitz
jimmy at debian.org
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