[Spi-private] Publically viewable resolutions and increasing the visibility of board activity

Joshua D. Drake jd at commandprompt.com
Tue Jan 2 03:51:56 UTC 2007

> Then this policy is a contradiction because:
> > The only real changes from how I've been doing things are:
> > * resolutions must now be sent at least 48h in advance.
> >   - Previously it's been 24h. Before I was secretary, it was none.
> 1. it lengthens a no-proposals-allowed period before the meeting
> again.  This deadline is new this year and is unwelcome.


A deadline for proposals makes complete and perfect sense. 

> [...]
> > * Resolutions must now also be sent to a spi list.
> 2. it makes it beneficial to DoS the lists (and the secretary) by
> fraudulently claiming things are proposals, trying to lose the
> real things in the noise.
> Instead of yet more red tape for members, fixing some of the web site
> bugs, more notice of meetings (including business) and conducting more
> board discussions in public would be far better ways to improve member
> participation and communication.

Procedure is not red tape when done from a productivity perspective. The
more efficient the process, the more capable the process is.

Joshua D. Drake


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