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Democracy Subcommittee Meeting, 2013-01-31

Who: dkg, Jack, Jamie, Mike, Rasha, Roberto We've decided that our scope of work is to produce two documents:

  • Draft constitution covering basic rules of our organizational democracy, not just for the LC but for the entire membership;
  • a plan on how to engage the membership in giving us feedback, making changes, and giving the final approval of the document.

Constitution document

What is the scope for the constitution document?

  • ← last year's document
  • Since many folks have not read the structure document and did not have a copy in front of them during the call, jamie proposes that we review the existing document and reconvene OR not meet again before the face-to-face but instead use allotted subcommittee time at the face-to-face to work on this. The group agrees, and we scheduled the meeting for 4:30pm ET on Thursday 2013-02-07.
  • mike wants us to comment on the document before we re-meet.
  • Jamie: we should consider the constitution document to be as loose and non-specific as possible; something that our membership would approve but would be flexible enough to endure for many years. The document is a rough outline; the specifics may change from year to year. E.g. defining subcommittees would be too much detail for this document.
  • Jack will send out a reminder email on Wednesday 2013-02-06 and will facilitate next week's meeting.