Rescheduling regular DMB meeting day/time

Dan Streetman ddstreet at
Mon Nov 8 23:00:38 UTC 2021

On Mon, Nov 8, 2021 at 5:53 PM Robie Basak <robie.basak at> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 08, 2021 at 05:37:32PM -0500, Dan Streetman wrote:
> > If any board members specifically object to the day/time I've
> > proposed, please speak up; otherwise I'll reschedule next week's
> > meeting to that time, as well as all future scheduled meetings.
> I can generally do 1700 UTC during winter. For summer, I don't think
> I'll be available at that time.
> I did try and put together a list of available times, but it essentially
> became just the current meeting schedule because over the years I've
> adjusted my other commitments around it. But if we do pick a different
> time, I'll try to accomodate.
> I don't think it's OK to change the meeting times on a "nobody objects"
> principle. Especially with the new rule on expelling members due to
> non-attendance, if you additionally change the meeting time to a time
> that some member can now never attend, you'd effectively be expelling
> some DMB members through no fault of theirs. I think you at least need
> an absolute majority vote from existing DMB members.

That's absolutely fair. My concern is that we have a hard enough time
getting board members to just attend our current meetings, and now
we've had only 4 of 7 board members even respond to a call for better
preferred times, so I'm concerned this will fall into the pit of 'no
change due to nobody engaging'.

If we really do need to hold a vote on this though, I'll go ahead and start it:

This email is an official proposal to change the DMB meetings to
fortnightly meetings on the same weekly schedule as before, but
changing the day/time to Wed at 17:00 UTC.

This email is my +1, all other board members please send your votes by email.

Keep in mind, unless we reach quorum votes this week, next week's
meeting will remain at the previously scheduled day/time.


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