Kubuntu Council Constitution By Law change

Harald Sitter sitter at kde.org
Tue May 26 16:33:38 UTC 2015

motion carried with all council members present and in favor

On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 5:00 PM, Rohan Garg <rohangarg at kubuntu.org> wrote:
> 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
> (http://www.ubuntu.com/project/about-ubuntu/governance).
> 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
> them.
> 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.
> Cheers
> Rohan Garg
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