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From Noah Slater <>
Subject Re: [NOTICE] Updated Bylaws - final readthrough before vote
Date Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:58:47 GMT
Joan, how would you prefer my feedback? Edits made directly to the
doc, or via email? There are some things I'd like to change.

On 17 July 2014 06:23, Joan Touzet <> wrote:
> After discussion with Noah Slater today, and as discussed in the CouchDB
> IRC meeting today, I will be driving the bylaws and CoC through to votes
> and formal adoption.
> Based on unaddressed comments in the previous mailing list discussion, I
> have updated the proposed bylaws text. Those updates are here:
> Changes made since the last version can be viewed here:
> The primary changes were:
>   1. Bolded text now serves as a intro guide for new participants and
>      highlights the important points of which they should be aware.
>      This should make absorbing the long document easier for newcomers.
>   2. Reworked text in the veto section to clarify misinterpretations.
>      There *are* some semantic changes here, so please re-read this
>      section carefully.
>   3. Compromise on the COPDOC section: acronym removed, concept remains.
>   4. Various grammar edits for clarity.
> At this point, the bylaws are mostly stable, but there may remain some
> tweaks to the text necessary to ensure they match how we have been
> running the project for some time now. We (the PMC) acknowledge that
> they are not perfect, but we do not want to let the perfect to be the
> enemy of the good (thanks to Voltaire), so we're moving ahead with them
> in the state they're in.
> Further, use of these bylaws, or especially any loopholes or imprecise
> language therein, as a weapon against others acting in good faith is
> neither within the spirit of the bylaws themselves nor considered
> acceptable behaviour - and will be dealt with accordingly by the PMC.
> It is my intent to call a formal vote on these bylaws as of Monday, June
> 21. PLEASE take the time to make a final read-through and get any
> corrections to me before then.
> Per the proposed terms in the bylaws, this non-technical vote will
> be by majority approval with no vetos allowed. Further, ALL ACTIVE
> COMMITTERS are respectfully asked to cast their vote at that time.
> -Joan Touzet

Noah Slater

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