Bylwas Revision: COMMITTEES
lohner at spi-inc.org
Tue Mar 30 15:51:15 UTC 1999
This is the beginning of the discussion for the committee article of the
bylaws. Here are some basic principles which I feel should apply to the
- they should take care of most of the day to day operation of SPI
[this takes the workload off the BOD]
- their rights and responsibilities should be completely described in
- they should be governed by the board of directors
[what does this really mean? I'm not sure yet... but that's who they
should 'report' to]
- the BOD should be able to issue charters (i.e. create committees)
[I'm thinking that if the consensus is that a new committee is needed,
the BOD can issue a charter. The membership should definitely have some
input here though. how? By helping write the charter.]
- how are leaders appointed? I'd say by the BOD, possibly the membership.
- how are members appointed? BOD? Leader? Membership?
- should non-contributing members be able to serve on committees?
[incidentally, that would automatically make them contributing
- what do we do if a committee is no longer necessary? disband it. How?
I'm sure there are other issues here that I'm not addressing... please
bring them up if you think of them! As I think you can see, this
discussion is one step closer to the voting discussion, as this will bring
up a lot of issues regarding who controls what and why. I think that when
we're done with this discussion, the voting discussion will be a lot
easier because the political infrastructure will be in place.
Nils Lohner Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
E-Mail: lohner at spi-inc.org PO Box 1326
Board Of Directors <board at spi-inc.org> Boston, Ma. 02117 USA
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