[draft] Proposed resolution 2003-01-06.wta.2

Wichert Akkerman wichert at wiggy.net
Mon Jan 6 22:53:57 UTC 2003

This is a draft resolution to regulate creation of the by-laws
committee as discussed at the last meeting. It is a spell-checked
version of proposed resolution 2002-12-17.wta.1 which was vetoed
during email voting and is on the agenda for voting during tomorrows

Resolution 2003-01-06.wta.2

Charter for the bylaws committee

A charter is hereby granted for the formation and operation of a
committee within the guidelines and objectives stated herein. The
committee shall operate in the best interest of SPI and is responsible
to the board of directors and membership of the organisation.


The current by-laws of Software in the Public Interest need to be
updated to reflect the current status of the organisation. Since
the current by-laws were written SPI has grown, gained an active
membership and accepted resolutions that require a revision of the
current by-laws.

Purpose of the Committee

It is the responsibility of this committee to propose changes to the
existing by-laws to the SPI board of directors and its membership.
These changes will be reviewed and voted upon in accordance with article
twelve of the current by-laws.

Operating guidelines

This committee shall operate openly in view of the public. Subject
to approval of the board, the committee shall make reasonable procedures
for transacting its business. The committee should set up appropriate and
reasonable guidelines for its operations and decisions as soon as possible.

Membership and organisation

The committee will consist of five (5) members, all of whom have to
be contributing members of SPI. After completing its intended purpose
the committee will be dissolved.

Wichert Akkerman <wichert at wiggy.net>           http://www.wiggy.net/
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