Skip site navigation (1) Skip section navigation (2)

Re: Release Candidate of the PostgreSQL Europe association statutes

From: "Joshua D(dot) Drake" <jd(at)commandprompt(dot)com>
To: Koen Martens <gmc(at)sonologic(dot)nl>
Cc: "Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum" <ads(at)pgug(dot)de>, damien clochard <damien(at)dalibo(dot)info>, pgeu-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Release Candidate of the PostgreSQL Europe association statutes
Date: 2008-01-14 16:44:43
Message-ID: 478B917B.7030309@commandprompt.com (view raw or flat)
Thread:
Lists: pgeu-general
Koen Martens wrote:
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> Hash: SHA1
> 
> On Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 01:09:46PM +0100, Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 14, 2008 at 01:04:15PM +0100, Koen Martens wrote:
>>> It is mentioned "For the General Assembly to be validly constituted a
>>> quorum of 30% of the total number of members must be present or
>>> represented.". Is there no danger of the association ending up in dead
>>> water if you require such a big amount of members to be present? In my
>>> experience, only the 'die hards' ever come to these GA's anyway. I
>>> think most GA's (from political organisations and non-profits such as
>>> FFII) i've been to attract maybe one percent of the members, if not
>>> less (counting represented members also). 
>> Have you read the following sentence which takes care for exactly this 
>> problem?
> 
> Ah, yes, a retry within 30 days. Is this practical? I mean, it being a european organisation, it is safe to assume people who will attend the GA will have to make plans in advance. Meaning that if you schedule another one within 30 days, it is likely a lot of the attendees will not be able to come (budget, no holiday left, etc..). I think it is nearly impossible to have 30% present, so that would mean two GA's within 30 days almost by default. It should probably be considered if this is indeed what we would want..

Can you just make the GA electronic? There are plenty of ways to do 
this. SPI uses IRC. Jabber might be better as it is authenticated (yes 
jabber does rooms).

Joshua D. Drake



In response to

Responses

pgeu-general by date

Next:From: Koen MartensDate: 2008-01-14 18:01:48
Subject: Re: Release Candidate of the PostgreSQL Europeassociation statutes
Previous:From: Joshua D. DrakeDate: 2008-01-14 16:42:45
Subject: Re: Election for board of directors

Privacy Policy | About PostgreSQL
Copyright © 1996-2014 The PostgreSQL Global Development Group