[Board] Re: Motion: Support visit to meet with the emerging Vietnam Chapter with funding

Arnulf Christl (Seven) seven at arnulf.us
Mon Mar 8 06:44:43 PST 2010

> On Mar 8, 2010, at 7:54 AM, Arnulf Christl (OSGeo) wrote:
>>> Dear Board Members,
>>> hope there is a way we can resolve this. As here is a condition
>>> where a member spending his hard-earned money for a cause;
>>> the board approval awaits; with him running a risk.
>>> There were some mail exchanges on Jeff's proposed Vietnam chapter
>>> trips,
>>> and to my knowledge I have not read any mails from Directors that
>>> oppose
>>> the expenditure, except for the ways to be followed for formalising it.
>>> I think here is a situation where the board (with rules and regulations
>>> permitting) can act and take an email vote.
>>> Ravi Kumar
>> Board,
>> to my knowledge we did decide to support this expenditure but left open
>> which budget to take it from. Whatever happens I personally vouch for
>> having Jeff get reimbursed, so please go ahead.
> No we did not.  An email motion cannot pass without unanimous consent, and
> in that case a voice vote at a meeting must be used to have a majority
> carry.  A quick whip of the votes (AFAIK, I'm the only -1) shows it will
> probably carry when we do have a meeting as long as we have a quorum and
> Jeff is good at turning out the vote :)
> What does personally vouch for having Jeff get reimbursed mean?  You would
> use your own funds to do so?


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