[development] Reminder: Drupal Association application deadline is January 10th

Neil Drumm drumm at delocalizedham.com
Mon Jan 7 06:37:04 UTC 2008

On Jan 6, 2008 5:20 PM, Augustin (Beginner)
<drupal.beginner at wechange.org> wrote:
> What election method are you going to use?
> You said you'd look into it, but I am still waiting for an official
> answer.
> I *very much hope* it won't be Plurality Voting.
> http://drupal.org/node/203039#comment-674344
> As explained there, Approval Voting is simple, and VERY good election
> method and does not contradict the Statutes.

The votes are yes/no on each application to be a permanent or board
member. The Drupal Association Statuses, available at
describes how our elections must conducted to be legal.

Article 7, section 2 explains admission for permanent members:
"The General Assembly shall, by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the voting
members, present in person or by proxy (by two-thirds majority of
those present or of the proxy members), decide on the actual admission
of the Permanent Member."

Article 18 explains admission for board members:
"The members of the Board of Directors shall be appointed by the
General Assembly and may be removed at any time by the General
Assembly. For both cases, a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the
present or represented members is required."

For responsibilities within the board of directors, such as
fundraising, article 11 states:
"It is the Board of Directors, not the General Assembly, which decides
over the assignment of offices within the Board of Directors."
The GA is not voting directly on board positions; it is possible to
elect board members who want to take on overlapping responsibilities.
For example, this happened last year, Zack and Kieran ended up both
being listed as fundraisers at

Neil Drumm

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