[Foundation-l] Provisional Volunteer Council - proposal sent to the Board

Nathan nawrich at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 20:50:05 UTC 2008

I'm sorry Andrew, but you are completely wrong. If the resolution continues
contain provisions that themselves have legal implications, then it must be
addressed before we "let them get to work." Crucial aspects of this short
resolution pose significant problems, and before the resolution is
by the Board is the only time to address them. For instance - the resolution
creates the Volunteer Council, not a Provisional Volunteer Council. Doesn't
that strike you as something that should be corrected?


On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 4:44 PM, Andrew Whitworth <wknight8111 at gmail.com>

> On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 2:55 PM, Milos Rancic <millosh at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I have to say that I accepted Lodewijk's document as a paper about
> >  which PC will talk about. So, I don't think that it is the final
> >  document about VC. If the formulation of Lodewijk's proposal has some
> >  legal implications, then we should reformulate it. There is no need to
> >  think about legal responsibilities of the body which is generally a
> >  work group.
> This is my opinion on the matter. Instead of arguing about this or
> that detail now, let's set up the provisional council and let them get
> to work finalizing the details. In short, it doesnt matter what the VC
> is speculated to do/be now, because the PVC will probably change all
> that. The PVC will, I hope, decide many of the specifics about th VC,
> write up an acceptable and specific proposal about it, and submit that
> proposal to the board.
> I will say, as many others have already said, that it's good that we
> start to think about some of the important questions, such as legal
> questions, now. that way the PVC can make better decisions about the
> VC, and can focus it's attention in productive directions. However,
> arguing about all sorts of issues which are not yet pertinent here and
> now is not productive.
> Right now we need to set up a good PVC (whether the list that's been
> given is "good" or not is certainly up for debate), and start
> proposing some challenges that the PVC will have to deal with. Once
> the PVC has been created, we can start talking about issues that
> concern the VC more actively.
> --Andrew Whitworth
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