[Talk-GB] OSMF Special General Meeting

Dave F. davefox at madasafish.com
Wed Nov 26 12:53:46 UTC 2014

I propose an addendum to the resolution: We all go outside & do some 

It appears that some people have lost sight of what OSM is for. This 
happens in many organisations when they get to a certain size & attract 
'organisers'; - people who are not interested in its primary objective 
but obsessed with the paraphernalia of instigating committees, meetings, 
agenda, minutes, points of order etc.

They're just members of the B ark.

As an example, watch this Channel 4 program from 1994, if you have the 
time: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-club/on-demand.
It's about a golf club's hierarchy where it turns out the chairman can't 
swing a club to save his life.

Dave F.

On 26/11/2014 08:23, David Woolley wrote:
> On 26/11/14 01:43, Dave F. wrote:
>> I'm pretty sure casting a vote via email isn't proxy.
> The notice isn't a request to vote.  Requests for special meetings, 
> and, I think any resolutions, from the members, are not binding unless 
> there is support from a certain proportion of those with voting 
> rights. What is being done here is attempting to demonstrate that 
> level of support. The document mentioned is not a valid call for a 
> meeting, it is rather a call for people to create a valid call for one.
> At the stage at which the page was written, there was not even a 
> requirement to notify all the members.
> The 5% represents a compromise between avoiding a small clique causing 
> disruption by continually calling meetings and the potential 
> difficulty that a proposer would have in contacting all the members 
> without help from the company, together with an allowance for the 
> proportion of members who would vote an anything.
> When the actual meeting notice is issued, it is a legal requirement 
> that details of how to appoint a proxy are included in the meeting 
> notice.
> I am fairly sure the resolutions would affect current directors; I 
> think they would require an explicit clause to exclude them.
> Although I am not a full member, so can't vote on the resolution, it 
> seems to that the proponents should have provided some background 
> information, e.g. details of other companies implementing similar 
> rules, and the reasons they think they are necessary.
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