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

Michael Schultheiss schultmc at spi-inc.org
Thu Dec 28 17:49:37 UTC 2006

MJ Ray wrote:
> If implemented, this seems likely to cause many more membership votes:
> "If the board decides not to consider an issue, the membership may
> vote on the resolution."

This is already mentioned in Article Five of the bylaws.

> > If the board will not consider a resolution, it may be put before the
> > membership for a vote. The proposer should submit the vote to the
> > secretary with N seconds. N is defined as:
> > N = sqrt(M) where M is the number of contributing members.
> This suggested amendment to the bylaws looks like another new barrier
> to member participation, designed to allow the board to ignore member
> requests completely, unless they're backed by 20 contributing members
> or 1 board member.

This is not an amendment - see paragraph 4 or Article Five of the

Michael Schultheiss
E-mail: schultmc at spi-inc.org

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