[Board] Potential inactive members - action requested

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Mon Sep 16 14:07:38 PDT 2013


+1 for option 2, but please extend the response period to 3 weeks, to 
allow for people being on holidays.

On 17/09/13 06:50, Bart van den Eijnden wrote:
> I also vote for option 2)
>
> Best regards,
> Bart
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On Sep 16, 2013, at 9:03 PM, Frank Warmerdam <warmerdam at pobox.com 
> <mailto:warmerdam at pobox.com>> wrote:
>
>> Michael,
>>
>> I'm most comfortable with option (2).
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Frank
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 12:43 PM, Michael Gerlek <mpg at flaxen.com 
>> <mailto:mpg at flaxen.com>> wrote:
>>
>>     Boarders:
>>
>>     It is our policy [citation needed] that members who have not
>>     voted in the past two elections are eligible for removal as
>>     "inactive". This is the first time we are finally able to act on
>>     this policy, due to skipped elections and such.
>>
>>     The past two elections were the 2013 Board vote and the 2012
>>     Board vote. (The 2013 Charter vote was not not held.) These
>>     members did not vote in those two elections are are therefore
>>     candidates for removal:
>>
>>     Bob Basque
>>     Chris Holmes
>>
>>     C├ęsar Medina
>>
>>     Eric Lemoine
>>
>>     G.Hanumantha Rao
>>
>>     Gary Sherman
>>
>>     Geoff Zeiss
>>
>>     Hardeep S. Rai
>>
>>     Haris Kurtagic
>>
>>     Helton Uchoa
>>
>>     Jackie Ng
>>
>>     James MacGill
>>
>>     Jan-Oliver Wagner
>>
>>     Jean-Roc Morreale
>>
>>     Jo Walsh
>>
>>     John Graham
>>
>>     Jorge Gustavo Rocha
>>
>>     Justin Bronn
>>
>>     Lorenzo Becchi
>>
>>     Luis W. Sevilla
>>
>>     Mark Cave-Ayland
>>
>>     Martin Davis
>>
>>     Paolo Cavallini
>>
>>     Rafael Medeiros Sperb
>>
>>     Rich Steele
>>
>>     Rob Atkinson
>>
>>     Schuyler D. Erle
>>
>>     Tim Sutton
>>
>>     Wolf Bergenheim
>>
>>
>>     Note that removal due to inactivity should not be considered a
>>     "hostile" act nor should I reflect poorly on the individual
>>     removed. Rather, this process is simply intended to keep the set
>>     of charter members robust and current. We recognize that people's
>>     careers and interests change over time.
>>
>>
>>     As this is the first time we're taking this action, and as I'm no
>>     longer technically on the board, I'm going to ask for the board's
>>     recommendation on how to proceed. Options are:
>>
>>
>>     (1)  do nothing -- keep these members on the active list
>>
>>     (2)  send them emails asking them if they want to be removed or
>>     if they want to stay on (response required within 7 days, else
>>     default removal)
>>
>>     (3)  remove them, and send a mail indicating they have been
>>     removed due to inactivity
>>
>>     (4)  remove them, without attempt at notification
>>
>>     (5)  do nothing for now -- board to discuss matter at future meeting
>>
>>
>>     Because it is possible these people were missed for
>>     administrative reasons (incorrect email addresses, incorrect vote
>>     tabulations) I suggest option 2.
>>
>>
>>     The board with  to deal with this informally by email right now,
>>     or wait and take a formal vote at the next meeting.
>>
>>     I serve at the pleasure of the Board, and am happy to act on the
>>     above as however the Board in their collective wisdom sees fit to
>>     direct me.
>>
>>     -mpg
>>
>>
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