Re: Code of Conduct and Foundation membership


Lefty (石鏡 ) wrote:
> On 12/11/09 9:32 AM, "Behdad Esfahbod" <behdad behdad org> wrote:
>> Quick procedural note: If you really want to pursue this, according to the
>> bylaws you need support of 5% of the membership IIRC to put something to vote.
>>   I'm not sure the vote would be binding though.
> Is there anything in the bylaws as to how this support might be collected
> and demonstrated? If not, I doubt _anything_ will ever get put to a vote...

There is precedent for a membership petition for an election. I ran one
to have the board size reduced some years ago:

At the time I was told I needed 10% of the membership: (37 signatures) - in the
end, 42 members and some non-members signed to have the debate & vote.

The foundation membership is now just under 360 people according to requiring 18
signatories to go over 5%. With 20 signatories, you would have some
margin for error.


Dave Neary
GNOME Foundation member
dneary gnome org

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