[Foundation-l] Recent resolutions posted

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Sat Nov 3 01:24:35 UTC 2007

On 03/11/2007, Sue Reed <sreed1234 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> If Jan-Bart de Vreede and Jimmy Wales are reappointed, does that mean that the Board does not plan currently on finding anyone new to bring in to the board on an appointed basis?

I think there is a plan to appoint someone to be treasurer, so that
would be a new appointment. Other than that, I don't think so - I
think it was decided not to expand the board any further until things
have settled down.

> Also, is there anything in the Foundation bylaws about how long a Board member can serve or can they be continually reappointed and/or re-elected? Similar question about whether or not there is anything about how long someone can serve as Chair, Vice-Chair, etc. or can those be indefinite as long as they are supported by the Board?

I haven't read the bylaws particularly carefully, but I don't think
there are any such restrictions.

> Finally, in the future, it would be helpful to have a listing of the actual names of the people who voted in favor (or against if that were the case). Historically, it would make the record of each vote more accurate. And/or some note regarding who was at the meeting linked to the resolution if someone wanted to go check.

I agree, it would be nice. It is possible to work it all out by
process of elimination, but it would be good not to have to.

> Are there any minutes from the Oct. 6-7 meeting available?

Minutes are confidential (have been for a year or two now, I think)
and are not made available to the public. I still don't see why,
though (any subjects which involved confidential information can be
discussed in closed session, it's not that difficult...).

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