[foundation-board] Electronic resolutions of the board

Laura James laura.james at okfn.org
Thu May 31 18:10:41 UTC 2012

I will compile a list of resolutions and add an agenda item for this topic
for June 12th.

Another option to addresss Becky's concern might be to have a discussion
thread on list, and only once that was wrapped up and all views aired, move
to a vote on an issue.



Dr Laura James
Foundation Coordinator, Open Knowledge Foundation


On 30 May 2012 10:33, Becky Hogge <becky.hogge at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 30 May 2012 10:19, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock at okfn.org> wrote:
> > I propose we alter the Articles asap
> This is one way of proceeding. But I can see the reason behind the
> Articles being set up as they are: a meeting is a more synchronous
> form of communication, ie, you can expect that most Board members will
> have had a chance to hear the views of other members before giving
> their approval. Whereas with an asynchronous form like email, there's
> a danger that you might give your approval, then hear a view from
> another Board member that makes you see thing differently. Of course,
> another way of combating this would be individual board members
> withholding their votes until their satisfied they've heard all views.
> and if possible take a resolution
> > at the next meeting to designate all existing majority-agreed
> > electronic resolutions as valid.
> Agreed - hence my suggestion that Laura compile a list of all such
> decisions ahead of the June meeting.
> Bests
> Becky
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