Re: understanding how the board should behave

Hi Mark,

A slate is a group of people that are advanced as a group.  So you could
put together a list of people that you think would be the best board of
directors,  get 10 people to sign off on it, and voila, you have just
created a slate.  This is as opposed to electing individuals.  See
Daniel's posting and Maciej and my responses.

The other issues you raise are already addressed in the charter:
-discussions should be open, subject to a small number of exceptions
- there's a limit on the number of people from any one company that can
be on the board (no more than 1/3 from any one company).


Mark Galassi wrote:

> Amigos, apart from what will be written in the incorporation
> documents, I wonder if we should propose a few other behaviors for our
> eventual directors.
> For example:
> - Should there be candidates for the election, or should anybody who
>   is registered to vote be considered a candidate?  This could be
>   implemented by saying that the votes are tallied and the first N
>   people are offered board positions (N is the number of directors --
>   what's the number, by the way?).  If any turn it down, the next one
>   is selected.
> - Should we specify that the board hold all its discussions and votes
>   in a way that is archived and visible to the rest of the foundation?
> - Problem of a sparse histogram -- suppose we have 204 voters, and 100
>   vote for Miguel, 100 for Federico, and four guys vote for four other
>   people.  This would not be a very
> - Should we have a limit of the number of directors from a single
>   company?
> If these kinds of questions are answered before the election, then we
> don't have to fumble on it when the directors could get to work.
> PS: I'm not sure what a "slate" is.  Maybe my points are made
> irrelevant because a "slate" takes care of them.
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