proposed replacement bylaws

Ian Jackson ijackson at
Sat Jul 2 20:45:24 UTC 2016

Bdale Garbee writes ("proposed replacement bylaws"):
> For as long as I can remember (that means on the order of 12 years on the
> board and 10 years as president of SPI), we have been aware that there
> were problems with the existing bylaws of the organization.
> The problems with the current bylaws we really need to fix include:
>    - the bylaws do not comprehend the idea of board meetings on IRC
>    - the rules the board voting by email are intractable
>    - there is a hard requirement to hold an annual general meeting on
>      the first day of July, which is rarely convenient due to national
>      holidays, etc
>    - in a number of places, the bylaws seem to contradict themselves

     - The bylaws do not comprehend that we want to elect the board,
       so that in theory the board elections are advisory.


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