[OSM-talk] [Osmf-talk] Modus operandi of the board

Simon Poole simon at poole.ch
Thu Oct 23 07:58:54 UTC 2014



Am 23.10.2014 08:22, schrieb Sarah Hoffmann:
......
> 
> It very clear states the obligations of a board member with respect to
> board meetings and transparency. How does the board hold its individual
> members accountable for following the rules of order? How can the
> OSMF membership hold board members accountable for it?
......

The board members are elected by the OSMF members and the board doesn't
really have control over its own composition outside of a couple of
nuclear options that naturally tend to not be invoked.

The rules of order can be seen as a contract between the board members
complementary to the law and articles of association, but just as in the
real world a breach of contract will make people unhappy, but given the
trade-offs tend to not have any consequences of note.

One thing has become obvious, that the current 1/3 of the board stands
for re-election per year rule has provided lots of continuity but not
enough change. Going forward I would suggest tweaking the articles to
limit consecutive terms to two (just reiterating what I've said earlier)
and require a minimum of 3 seats to be available at every election.

There has been some discussion between Michael, the board and myself on
changing the inner workings of the OSMF a bit which potentially could
address some of the remaining issues, however these are at a very early
discussion stage.

Simon





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