This page is currently not in much use. It was the home page for the SEPP (now SPP): Strategy and Advocacy space. This is where governance ideas were considered. It will be updated in the next few days with the current version of the bylaws. It does provide now a good history of the discussion. JH
Here is where the Draft Sakai Foundation Bylaws - Discussion Document resides.
Weekly Phone Discussion at 317-278-8167. Every week for the next 6 weeks we'll be holding an open phone call for discussion of the Sakai Foundation Bylaws. The time is Wednesday 1pm to 2pm eastern (GMT -4). JH
A new version of the Sakai Foundation Bylaws, version 0.7, is posted as an MSWord attachment to the Draft Sakai Foundation Bylaws - Discussion Document page (scroll down there to see it).
A new version of the Draft Sakai Foundation Bylaws, version 0.6, is posted as an MSWord attachment on the Draft Sakai Foundation Bylaws - Discussion Document page (scroll down there to see it). It was posted on September 6th and reflects the most recent conversations with counsel. The changes include modifications to section 6.10 (now section 6.11) requiring unanimous consent to decisions made by the board in lieu of a meeting, as required by Michigan corporation law. Section 6.12 was moved to become 6.10 for readability. In section 7.2 the Chair and ViceChair are also called President and VicePresident, again to match up with legal practice. Section 6.3b now requires the board meet at least twice a year, again legally required, and a good idea. And in section 6.1, the board is defined as the "governing" as well as the "administrative" body of the Sakai Foundation. That also reflects legal practice and the document's intent. 12.2 now requires that those with check signing ability for the foundation be bonded. Some other typos were fixed. More language changes may come as the lawyers suggest things. A revision based on the discussion here (some suggestions have been made for cleaning up the mission statement in section 3.2, for instance) will be put up early next week. I don't think any of these changes in version 0.6 or those suggested for the mission statement affect the options in Article VI that have been the focus of most all of the discussion. JHardin
Important reading on Governance includes:
The papers written by Sakai Partners for the Baltimore Conference in June 2005.
The results of the day-long discussion on governance issues at Baltimore synopsized by Clay Fenlason.
See also all the various threads below under Governance, including the comments on the recent Governance Part II topic.
The most current discussion surrounds the Draft Sakai Foundation Bylaws - Discussion Document
You can join this discussion by commenting on the document directly (go to the bottom of the Draft Sakai Foundation Bylaws - Discussion Document doc and fill in the form), or emailing to the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list. If you find your mail bounces, or you just want to get the email discussion, then you need to join the group at collab.sakaiproject.org.
To get a login to the Confluence site (where you are reading this) go to http://bugs.sakaiproject.org/jira/secure/Signup%21default.jspa and fill in the form, then come back here. With such a login, your comments will have your name associated with them.
We'll be putting up some pages off the Draft Sakai Foundation Bylaws - Discussion Document page to manage more focused discussion as this unfolds, and to capture the email discussion here. An MSWord version of the Bylaws Discussion Document is also attached below. If you have any questions, drop Mary Miles (mmiles 'at' umich.edu) a note.
If you would like to help shepherd this conversation by doing regular synopses of the online and email discussions related to a particular area (say, Foundation Purposes and Mission - section 3.1 in the Bylaws, or Board Elections - sections 6.x), drop Joseph a note at hardin 'at' umich.edu.
- Conference Consensus
- Conference Position Papers
- Conference Presentation Opportunities
- Draft Sakai Foundation Bylaws - Discussion Document
- File lists
- Governance Part II
- Sakai and "Openness"