Re: Changes to the GNOME Foundation Bylaws from 2002

On Tue, 2012-10-02 at 12:08 -0400, john palmieri wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 1:11 AM, Behdad Esfahbod <behdad behdad org> wrote:
> [...]
> I was on that board and I can back up Behdad's statement here.  The
> change in wording from 1 year to a range between 1 and 2 years has
> already been done unchallenged (though someone could have rightfully
> challenged it at the time) and this change is simply putting into
> effect wording in our bylaws that would allow it without a vote.  It
> allows the board to be more flexible based on issues we have dealt
> with in the past but in practice we would rarely go beyond a 1 year
> term.  I believe pursuant to the document  any member who can get 10%
> support can always challenge the extension of the term period before
> the elections if they wish.  Also being that this is a per election
> decision that can't be amended without a vote during the term, there
> is little chance for abuse.
> [...]

Thanks Behdad and John for the clarifications.

Germán Póo-Caamaño

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