Board voting ends today, but...

Luc Verhaegen libv at
Fri Feb 19 09:01:38 PST 2010

On Fri, Feb 19, 2010 at 08:26:30AM -0800, Carl Worth wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 14:44:11 +0100, Luc Verhaegen <libv at> wrote:
> > Since voting is officially ending today I have cast my votes just now...
> Hi Luc,
> I'm glad that you brought some concerns forward.
> As a board member, I know that there's nothing better than knowing that
> the general membership of the organization are concerned about forward
> progress, want to get involved, and have concrete ideas for
> improvement. So thanks for starting a conversation that has led to some
> improvement.
> > but i did not at all feel comfortable doing so.
> I might make one suggestion regarding this point. If you (and a
> significant number of the general membership), feel that there is
> insufficient information available to vote, then a legitimate option is
> to not vote. The by-laws do require a quorum of the membership for the
> vote to be valid. (Looks like the quorum requirement is 25%.)
> > While we did start to get some insights in the Boards doings of the past 
> > year, these insights are very limited indeed.
> Please, whenever you want more information from the board, please just
> ask. I can give you my personal assurance that there's no desire on the
> part of the board to willfully withhold information about its doings
> From the membership.
> -Carl

I believe some things have been asked for already:
* minutes or logs.
* details of financial dealings.
Only a very limited amount of both has been made available.

I am not sure whether 25% really is a sufficiently high percentage to 
ever be able to claim that an election becomes invalid. Especially since 
some people have already claimed that they do not wish to be a member if 
transparency is this low.

Luc Verhaegen.

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