Kubuntu Council Constitution By Law change

Rohan Garg rohangarg at kubuntu.org
Tue May 26 15:00:45 UTC 2015

Hey everyone
In preparation for today's meeting in Kubuntu Devel, there's a
proposed change for the council by laws. This is a copy of the draft
that we'll be discussing in #kubuntu-devel.

This document details the constitution of the group hereinafter
referred to as the 'Kubuntu Council' or the 'council'. CIVS refers to
the Condorcet Internet Voting Service
(http://www.cs.cornell.edu/andru/civs.html). KDE e.v. refers to a
registered non-profit organization that represents the KDE Project in
legal and financial matters (http://ev.kde.org). Kubuntu refers to the
free software distribution project (http://www.kubuntu.org). Ubuntu
refers to the free software distribution project

The purpose of the council is to make decisions and govern Kubuntu.

Kubuntu is part of the Ubuntu project and the council will abide by
legitimate decisions of the Ubuntu Community Council.

The Kubuntu Council can appoint Kubuntu Members, and any active
Kubuntu contributor is welcome to apply for membership.

Council members are appointed for a period of two years based on a
vote of Kubuntu Members.

The Kubuntu Council will appoint a chair, secretary, and treasurer
from among its members (each council member shall hold only one of
these positions).

A vote is defined as quorate if at least three council members are present.

If the meeting is not quorate, voting shall be done by e-mail over a
period of three days.

The chair shall have a casting vote.

If the Kubuntu Council falls below three members and it is not
possible to elect new council members, the funds and any other assets
will be defaulted to KDE e.V.

Motions are carried by simple majority or by using CIVS.

If any council members do not respond to contact attempts by other
council members or contact the project for over three months, they
shall be considered inactive and a vote may be organized to replace

Revisions to the constitution must be pre-announced on the
kubuntu-devel mailing list, must be pre-announced to the Ubuntu
Community Council and other stakeholders, and must be approved by a
vote of the Kubuntu Council.

Rohan Garg

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