[PDB-gov] organizational documents
mustang at peeringdb.com
Tue Oct 20 16:57:13 PDT 2015
I would suggest you incorporate in a friendly state for not-for-profits. Aka, Arizona or Delaware…not Washington.
I would recommend a term limit of 3 terms.
> On Oct 20, 2015, at 3:39 PM, Chris Caputo <secretary at peeringdb.com> wrote:
> Alright folks, please give those org docs a review... The basic layout is
> that the Organizational Consent comes first:
> It references the other documents in this order:
> Feel free to share any questions, concerns or comments.
> On Tue, 20 Oct 2015, Chris Caputo wrote:
>> Results of the survey which ended August 15th, along with anonymous
>> comments are up at:
>> 91 responses, of which 89 voted for the main question:
>> PeeringDB functions should be performed by:
>> - 35 votes, 39.33%: "An independent 501(C)(6) (Not for profit) PeeringDB,
>> with it's own elected board and members"
>> - 14 votes, 15.73%: "The existing global standards body OpenIX 501(C)(6)
>> (Not for profit)"
>> - 10 votes, 11.24%: "The existing regional organization NANOG 501(C)(3)
>> (Not for profit)"
>> - 30 votes, 33.71%: "I don't care just as long as PeeringDB keeps
>> That looks like a clear vote for independence, given that the number for
>> independence is 45% more than the combined votes for OpenIX and NANOG.
>> Based on this, we are going to continue working toward becoming an
>> independent non-profit corporation. In the interest of broad support,
>> this is going to be done with transparency and inclusion using the pdb-gov
>> mailing list. The plan:
>> - If you want to participate in the process, please subscribe to the
>> pdb-gov "governance" mailing list with your PeeringDB account email.
>> - Further emails will be sent to pdb-gov mailing list and posted to
>> http://gov.peeringdb.com/ as appropriate.
>> - pdb-gov is where the draft organizational documents will be discussed
>> and refined. These draft documents are up at:
>> - There will be elections for the initial Board of Directors. Candidacies
>> along with max 300 word statements should be submitted to
>> secretary at peeringdb.com prior to November 15th. Anyone can run for
>> election to the initial Board.
>> - The interim Secretary (tentatively Chris Caputo) will send out ballots
>> to pdb-gov on November 15th, with voting to happen through November
>> 30th. The org docs currently proscribe one ballot per member
>> organization. The interim Secretary will break ties through public
>> random means. The Secretary will not be eligible for election to the
>> initial Board.
>> - The initial Board will decide on officers, per the tentative Bylaws.
>> The draft documents will then be signed and filed.
>> Chris Caputo
>> Patrick W. Gilmore
>> Matt Griswold
>> Aaron Hughes
>> Richard A Turkbergen
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